It seems that Apple’s Halloween event may herald the arrival of a new iMac. Bloomberg reported late last week that an iMac refresh is imminent, but the report did not specify whether the new M2 processor will feature the M2 processor, or whether it will signal the arrival of the M3 chip. The 24-inch M1-powered iMac has been on the shelf for two and a half years, and it’s long overdue for a replacement.
Considering Apple’s bad history with flexible designs, the upcoming iMac will look unconventional. As for the M3 chip upgrade, rumors suggest eight CPU cores and 10 GPU cores. That’s two more GPU cores compared to the M1 silicon inside the current iMac. The main difference between the M1 and M3 generation, however, is the technology in nature.
The M1 class is based on TSMC’s 5nm process, while the M3 is said to rely on the 3nm process. As the law of semiconductor manufacturing goes, this means that more units that fill the same space, promising higher performance figures while at the same time providing benefits in the energy consumption department.
Aside from the iMac refresh, Bloomberg also reported on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro. There was also talk about new iPads arriving later this year, but recent reports have pushed their launch to as early as 2024.