October beginning to slip away, and thus far, all we’ve gotten was a really complicated Apple Pencil, regardless of rumors of iMacs and iPads. Properly, it appears like that new 24-inch iMac is on its manner this month in any case. Mark Gurman thinks so, having written in his Energy On publication for Bloomberg as we speak that it’s coming very quickly — as early as October thirtieth, in reality. That will finish, as Gurman notes, an over 900-day drought because the M1 iMac launched within the first half of 2021. Whereas he didn’t specify the chip as we speak, he has beforehand predicted this refresh would put an M3 chip within the new iMac.
Gurman writes that he was “instructed that Apple is planning a Mac-centered product launch across the finish of this month.” He provides that should you attempt to order the iMac, 13-inch MacBook Professional, and both of the opposite higher-end Professional fashions, a number of of their configurations aren’t transport till November. Gurman calls this, and the truth that Apple is posting its earnings in November, a “clear signal” that one thing is afoot in Cupertino. As he says, the final time Apple held off on discussing this quarter’s earnings till after October, it had simply held a Mac and iPad announcement.
As Gurman acknowledged, the 14- and- 16-inch Professional laptops have been refreshed in January, so they might nonetheless be on a 2024 launch timeline, nevertheless it’s been over a yr because the 13-inch MacBook Professional was up to date, and the iMac, once more, is creeping towards its third yr on the identical chip.
On the finish of the subscriber model of Energy On, Gurman responded to a reader’s query asking if he thinks the following MacBooks will see adjustments past inside upgrades. He says he doesn’t count on important variations aside from processors and maybe “minor enhancements to shows,” however predicts the following actual change might be a brand new iMac Professional in 2025, then OLED MacBook Professionals in 2026, most likely with up to date designs and options.
Replace October twenty second, 2023, 9:55AM ET: Up to date to notice that Gurman didn’t specify which chip this rumored iMac can have.