iMac With M2 and M2 Pro Chips Could Arrive Soon, Says Latest Conflicting Rumor

The next-generation 24-inch iMac will likely be available with M2 and M2 Pro chip options, Thunderbolt 4 ports, Wi-Fi 6E support, and Bluetooth 5.3 support, according to a report today from Japanese blog Mac Otakara.

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Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has repeatedly claimed that the next 24-inch iMac will be equipped with the M3 chip, so it's unclear if the information reported today is accurate. It is possible that Apple's plans have changed, but no other sources have indicated that the iMac will be updated with M2 and M2 Pro chips as of yet.

Mac Otakara notes that some custom 24-inch iMac configurations are facing up to one-month shipping delays on Apple's online store in the U.S., but this has been the case for a while now, and there is no guarantee that an iMac refresh is imminent.

Last month, supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said it was unlikely that Apple would release any new MacBooks with the M3 chip this year, but a new iMac has not been ruled out this year. Apple is not expected to hold an event this October, so if there were to be a new iMac this month, it would likely be announced in a press release on Apple's website.

All in all, rumors about which chip the new iMac will have and when the computer will be released remain in a state of flux. The only certain thing is that October continues to roll along without any product announcements from Apple so far.

The current 24-inch iMac with the M1 chip was released in May 2021.

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Top Rated Comments

abatabia Avatar
26 weeks ago
So “update” the iMac with a chip about to be superseded by M3? Why do they hate the poor iMac so much?
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BB8 Avatar
26 weeks ago
HOT: apple could do something at any moment

they also could not do something at any moment
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacsRgr8 Avatar
26 weeks ago
Only 24"..?
For most 27" iMac users from the "Intel era" 24" is always a downgrade.... M3 or not.
I went from iMac 2017 i7 to M1 24".... love the M1 CPU speed, love the silent-less, do not love the GPU speed and do not love the display.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icanhazmac Avatar
26 weeks ago
I really wish the AIO form factor would just die. The monitor will almost surely outlive the CPU and then it becomes useless. At the very least Apple, and others, should ensure the technology exists to use an outdated AIO as a second screen.

Edit for the overly pedantic: I am referencing my desire for AIO DESKTOPS to die, not laptops. Yes, someone tried to pull that crap on me.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
k1121j Avatar
26 weeks ago
Sad they are so behind the release cycle of the processors themselves. :( and that white bezel us ugly BTW :rolleyes: and they know it almost every picture is side on or of the back.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wig321 Avatar
26 weeks ago
I’d have purchased a 27” iMac (or larger) on day one with any of the M chips. (Only if it had equal thin borders on all sides not like the awful looking 24” M1 iMac). Instead I bought a MacBook Pro and called it a day.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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