When to Expect the Next iMac to Launch

If you are considering buying an iMac, you may be wondering when a new model will be released so that you can time your purchase accordingly. Below, we outline when to expect Apple's all-in-one desktop computer to be updated next.

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Keep in mind that rumors are not always accurate, and Apple's plans could change. This article was last reviewed in April 2024.

iMac: Summary

  • When was the current model released? October 2023
  • When is the next model expected? "Around the end" of 2024

iMac: What to Know

Apple last updated the 24-inch iMac with the M3 chip in October 2023. Other new features included Wi-Fi 6E support with a compatible router, Bluetooth 5.3, and an increased maximum of 24GB of unified memory (up from 16GB).

M4 AI Optimized Feature
Apple plans to release a new 24-inch iMac with the M4 chip "around the end of the year," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. With the M4 chip, the next iMac is expected to offer modestly faster CPU performance, and the chip might also have a faster Neural Engine for artificial intelligence tasks.

No other major upgrades or design changes have been rumored for the next 24-inch iMac yet.

Apple ruled out a 27-inch iMac with Apple silicon, but a 32-inch iMac with Apple silicon and a mini-LED display is rumored to launch in late 2024 or in 2025.

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