M3 iMac Gains More Maximum Memory, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3

Apple's 24-inch iMac has been updated with the new M3 chip that offers notable speed improvements over the prior M1, but as it has not been refreshed since 2021, there are also a few other new features.

iMac M3 Blue Feature
The machine's design has not been updated, and it comes in the same colors, but the more advanced M3 chip allows the 24-inch ‌iMac‌ to be outfitted with up to 24GB Unified Memory, up from the 16GB maximum in the ‌M1‌ version.

Apple has also added Wi-Fi 6E support to allow the ‌iMac‌ to connect to 6GHz networks, and it supports the Bluetooth 5.3 protocol for improved connectivity and range.

The M3 ‌iMac‌ still comes in two-port and four-port varieties with the latter featuring an extra two USB 3 ports. The two-port model has an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, while the four-port model has an 8-core GPU and 10-core GPU. The version with more ports also supports up to 2TB of storage, while the two-port model is limited to 1TB.

Pricing on the M3 ‌iMac‌ starts at $1,299 for the two Thunderbolt port model, while the model with two Thunderbolt ports and two USB 3 ports is priced starting at $1,499. Apple is accepting orders today, with the new machines set to arrive to customers next week.

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Top Rated Comments

eropko Avatar
7 months ago
8gb base ram to cover all your productivity needs
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
7 months ago
LMFAO 256 GB of storage and 8 GB of memory as a base in a 24 inch in the year 2023......wow....
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coffeemilktea Avatar
7 months ago
The fact that the M3 iMac starts with 256 GB of storage and 8 GB of memory in 2023 is wild to me... not only are those the same numbers as a $1099 iPhone 15 Pro, but this means that Apple is releasing a desktop computer with less storage and memory than some Android flagships. :eek:
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lowkey Avatar
7 months ago
In Australia the iMac is now insanely priced IMO. $2,499 for the base model 8/256 with ethernet.
In comparison the Mac mini with the same 8/256 spec is $999.

Thats $1500 for a 24" monitor!

I was all ready to pick up an iMac, but now going to get a mini instead.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Benjamin Nabulsi Avatar
7 months ago
I found it pathetic when they tried to sell the 24-inch as better than the previous 27-inch and they've zoomed in the screen trying to make it big.. for real?!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
magicschoolbus Avatar
7 months ago
Was hoping for better colors.. kinda lame update
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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