December 1, 2023

Apple is reportedly planning to launch a few new Mac fashions earlier than the tip of October. Within the newest version of his Energy On e-newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported that the iMac, which hasn’t been up to date for the reason that launch of the primary M1 mannequin in April 2021, needs to be one of many fashions to be refreshed.

The report doesn’t say if the up to date 24-inch iMac will include final yr’s M2 chip or a brand-new M3 chip. The M1 and M2 chips made their large debut in new MacBook Air fashions, however Gurman doesn’t count on the M3 MacBook Air to be launched till 2024.

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In line with Gurman, Apple initially deliberate to launch a much bigger M2-based iMac Professional earlier than upgrading the 24-inch iMac, however that didn’t occur. As an alternative, the corporate launched the highly effective Mac Studio and the Apple Studio show. Nonetheless, Gurman believes a bigger iMac Professional with a 32-inch show continues to be coming, although we could not see it till late 2024 or 2025.

Along with a brand new iMac, Gurman additionally identified that the 13.3-inch MacBook Professional and the 14-inch and 16-inch fashions are at present briefly provide. Whereas the 13.3-inch mannequin was final up to date with an M2 chip in July 2022, Apple launched new M2 Professional and M2 Max variations of its 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professionals in January. “An extra replace the identical yr can be uncommon, however not inconceivable,” Gurman wrote.

In line with the report, Apple’s new Mac fashions may very well be introduced on both October 30 or 31, proper forward of Apple’s quarterly earnings on November 2. Final week, the corporate introduced a brand new USB-C Apple Pencil by way of a easy press launch, and the corporate will probably do the identical with this new Mac announcement.