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M3 iMac Release Date: When Can You Get Your Hands on Apple’s Newest All-in-One Desktop?

November 6, 2023
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M3 iMac Release Date: It appears that the reports about Apple introducing a new 24-inch iMac (M3) during their presentation in October 2023 were accurate.

The ‘Scary Fast’ event served as an announcement platform for Apple when the company unveiled the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max CPUs, as well as the new iMac all-in-one PC and MacBook Pros.

The new iMac (M3) wasn’t unexpected; before the event, speculations were circulating that a new iMac wouldn’t be released until 2023. However, other reports stated that it may be unveiled on October 30 or 31, which is precisely when it happened. The ‘Scary Fast’ event is expected to feature a new iMac, three M3 processors, and new MacBook Pro models, according to a recent leak that we received only hours before the event.

Apple M3 iMac release date

As soon as it was announced, on October 30, 2023, the iMac 24-inch (M3) became available for pre-order. It is now available in 27 countries worldwide.

Pre-orders went online immediately, but buyers will have to wait a little more than a week as the new iMac will begin shipping out on Tuesday, November 7, as is typical with Apple product releases.

As of that date, you ought to be able to purchase one via an Apple Store or a non-Apple vendor like Best Buy.

Apple iMac 24-Inch (M3) Specifications And Design 

The iMac 24-inch (M3) maintains the same appearance as the previous generation in terms of design. This is not a terrible thing, either, because the 2021 iMac 24-inch model introduced a striking revamp that was far away from the standard iMac appearance, bringing a pop of color that had been absent from Macs for some time.

The iMac 24-inch (M3), like the previous generation, is available in seven colors: green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver. Matching braided cables and accessories are also available.

The 24-inch panel boasts 500 nits of brightness, a 4.5K Retina resolution, compatibility for the P3 wide color gamut, and over a billion colors. In addition, it has studio-quality microphones, a six-speaker arrangement for spatial audio, and a 1080p FaceTime camera.

additional changes have been made within the new iMac, with the M3 CPU adding additional cores and supporting up to 24GB of unified memory (the M1 chip was limited to 16GB).

Apple claims that the new CPU may result in up to 30 times quicker online surfing in Safari and productivity app use. Additionally, gaming—which was a surprisingly popular topic at Apple’s launch event—can experience up to 50% higher frame rates. When we receive the new iMac for our comprehensive review, we’ll make sure to properly evaluate these promises.

Additionally, connectivity has been enhanced; Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 are supported by the 24-inch iMac (M3). Gigabit Ethernet is also supported on some versions (but not on the basic model).

Apple iMac 24-Inch (M3) Price

Apple also disclosed the beginning pricing of select configurations of the new iMac 24-inch with M3 CPU, in addition to the debut date of November 7.

Starting at $1,399 (about £1,150, AU$2,200), the base model has an M3 chip with an 8-core GPU, 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, Magi Keyboard, and Magic Mouse.

Compared to the previous M1 model, which debuted for $1,299 / £1,249 / AU$1,899, this model has a higher beginning price. Though the iMac series never saw an M2 model, the M3 processor appears to be a significant improvement over the M1, thus the additional expense is understandably warranted.

Additionally, Apple disclosed the $1,499 (about £1,200, AU$2,350) pricing of an iMac equipped with an M3 processor that is somewhat more powerful and has a 10-core GPU in addition to the same 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD.

Conclusion

Apple has announced the release date for the M3 iMac, a new all-in-one desktop. The iMac 24-inch model, which was unveiled during the ‘Scary Fast’ event in October 2023, is now available for pre-order in 27 countries worldwide. The new iMac features a new design with a pop of color and is available in seven colors. The M3 CPU adds additional cores and supports up to 24GB of unified memory, resulting in up to 30 times quicker online surfing in Safari and productivity app use. Gaming can experience up to 50% higher frame rates.

Connectivity has been enhanced with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3, and Gigabit Ethernet is also supported on some versions. The base model starts at $1,399, with an M3 chip, 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, Magi Keyboard, and Magic Mouse. The M3 processor is a significant improvement over the M1 model, making the additional expense justified. The $1,499 model has a 10-core GPU and the same 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD.

FAQ

Will there be an M3 iMac?

Compared to the previous generation’s M1, the iMac with M3 is up to twice as fast. Additionally, the new iMac is up to 2.5 times quicker than the most popular 27-inch versions and 4 times faster than the most potent 21.5-inch model for consumers moving from an Intel-based iMac.

When was Apple M3 released?

On October 30, 2023, Apple revealed the M3 family during its “Scary Fast” event. In contrast to other chip releases, Apple unveiled the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max all at once. On November 7, the first gadgets with the chips are delivered.