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Rumor | Apple iMac with M3 chip on track to launch, albeit not until late 2023

This iMac might be on the way back. (Source: Apple)
This iMac might be on the way back. (Source: Apple)
An upgrade on Apple's latest take on the all-in-one (AIO) PC, the markedly light, thin and colorful iMac (2021), is one of the most hotly-awaited new releases from the Cupertino behemoth - according to Bloomberg's tech contributor Mark Gurman, at least. Now, there are signs that this updated desktop will make it to the market by the end of 2023.

Apple proudly announced that "you've never seen a computer like this before" in the form of the latest iMac, the first of its kind to launch with the M1 processor in 2021. Nevertheless, you may be liable to see it again, and possibly in a matter of months too.

Hopes for a supposed Pro version of the supposedly upcoming 2nd-gen AIO might be raised by Mark Gurman's new and specific name-drop of 2 different "J433 and J434" SKUs - only to be potentially crushed by assertions that either will be powered by just 1 choice of processor. On the other hand, both versions might skip the M2 and progress to the M3 this year.

Then again, the next-gen, albeit vanilla, silicon is tipped to launch in tandem with desktops of a very similar (if not the exact same) ultra-thin and light form-factor of Apple's current signature AIO - down to the same unusual range of color options and 24-inch display.

Judging by its current alleged status within Apple ("an advanced stage of development called engineering validation testing" (or EVT)), this potential iMac (2021) refresh may be once again ready to target the casual home PC niche by the second half of 2023.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-03- 5 (Update: 2023-03- 5)