Apple is expected to launch the next-generation iMac with Apple Silicon this year. According to Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, the new all-in-computer is in an advanced stage of development called engineering validation testing or EVT.
In 2021, Apple released a first-generation iMac with an M1 chip with a new flat-edge-to-edge design, in two-tone vibrant colors like red, green, blue, and orange, more ports, 1080p FaceTime HD camera, up to 2TB storage, and much more.
The 24-inch M1 model replaced the 24-inch and 27-inch Intel-based iMac. Two years after its launch, the computer is rumored to be upgraded this year.
Next-generation 24-inch iMac to launch in late 2023 with powerful M series Apple Silicon
The report details that Apple is currently conducting production tests of the upcoming 24-inch iMacs with codenamed J433 and J434. The new computer will have the same design language and color options as its 2021 predecessor.
He said that will be equipped with a more powerful processor than the M1 chip but didn’t mention which M series Apple Silicon. The tech company has already launched M2, M2 Pro, and M2 Max chips in the new 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro and 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. However, it is speculated that the upcoming machine would be equipped with an M3 chip built on a 3nm process.
Previously, Gurman reported that Apple was going to launch the next-generation iMac with an M3 chip, not with an M2 series chip.
A few changes in the internal layout of the components are also expected as the stand will be attached differently.
There also will be some behind-the-scenes changes. The computer will see some of its internal components relocated and redesigned, and the manufacturing process for attaching the iMac’s stand is different.
Apple’s new all-in-one desktop will go into mass production in July, after three months, for a late 2023 launch.
While development of the new iMacs — codenamed J433 and J434 — has reached a late stage, it’s not expected to go into mass production for at least three months. That means it won’t ship until the second half of the year at the earliest.
Gurman also shared that the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air and Apple Silicon Mac Pro would also launch later this year. Read the complete report here. However, there is no update on the 27-inch iMac with Apple Silicon.