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Apple enthusiasts, the moment you’ve been waiting for is here! In a thrilling announcement during Monday night’s event, Apple unveiled the next generation of the 24-inch iMac, featuring the groundbreaking M3 chip. It’s been nearly three years since the release of the M1 iMac, and the tech giant has once again raised the bar. In this article, we’ll delve into the exciting innovations that come with the M3 iMac.
At first glance, the new 24-inch iMac retains its sleek and modern design, echoing its predecessor. The 24-inch display continues to captivate with its 4.5K resolution. The real showstopper, however, lies beneath the surface: the M3 chip. This announcement marks a significant leap forward for the iMac, which last received an upgrade in 2021 with the M1 chip.
The M3 chip, built upon the foundation of the A17 Pro found in the iPhone 15 Pro, ushers in a new era of computing power. What sets it apart is its cutting-edge 3-nanometer architecture, a first for Apple’s Mac lineup. But what truly sets the M3 apart is its GPU capabilities. For the first time, Apple’s chips, the M3 and A17 Pro, introduce support for hardware ray tracing.
The M3 CPU shatters performance records, with cores that outpace the M1 by a staggering 30% and the M2 by 15%. Despite its monumental power, the M3 chip is incredibly power-efficient, thanks to its innovative architecture. The base model boasts an 8-core CPU coupled with a 10-core GPU, promising an unmatched computing experience.
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Apple keeps the prices consistent, starting at just $1,299 for the base configuration featuring 256 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM. Notably, there are no variants with M3 Pro or M3 Max chips, ensuring a simplified and budget-friendly shopping experience. Pre-orders have already begun on Apple’s official website, with deliveries slated for November 7.