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Apple may be preparing to release an updated version of its 24-inch iMac in the second half of 2023, according to Mark Gurman’s “Power On” newsletter for Bloomberg. The new iMac is said to have reached EVT, or engineering validation testing, which suggests that it has entered a late stage of development that involves production testing.
Previously, rumors had suggested that the launch of the updated 24-inch iMac would be held back until the release of M3 chips, potentially putting the launch of the model into late 2023 or early 2024. However, Gurman’s latest report suggests that the release could occur earlier than anticipated.
The new 24-inch iMac is expected to have the same size and color range as the current model, but with changes to how the stand attaches and the relocation of some internal components. The iMac may also be one of the first to use chips from the M3 generation, coinciding with its development timeline.
Gurman’s report seems plausible, as it puts the iMac’s update around 2 and a half years after its launch, rather than three for a 2024 launch. However, it should be noted that Gurman is also the source of the previous late-2023 and early-2024 timescale, with no other corroborating leakers at this time.
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Along with the iMac, Gurman also claims that three new Macs will be arriving between late spring and summer. These include the rumored new MacBook Air with a 15-inch display, an updated 13-inch MacBook Air, and the first Mac Pro with Apple Silicon. The latter is a long-rumored Mac that may not necessarily land in the short term with its potentially complex chip setup, depending on which rumors you believe.