This evening during Apple’s ‘Scary fast’ event, the company unveiled a new iMac with the all-new M3 chip. The iMac with M3 is up to 2x faster than the prior generation with M1. Compared to those upgrading from an Intel-based iMac, the new iMac is up to 2.5x faster than 27-inch models, and 4x faster than the most powerful 21.5-inch model. The new iMac also features an expansive 4.5K Retina display with 11.3 million pixels and over a billion colors, and faster wireless connectivity.
iMac starts with an 8-core CPU, a maximum 10-core GPU configuration, and the capability to accommodate up to 24GB of unified memory. The M3’s GPU enhances the iMac experience with hardware-accelerated mesh shading and ray tracing, elevating the quality of lighting, reflections, and shadows for incredibly lifelike gaming adventures and expediting three-dimensional design and creation. Additionally, the iMac comes equipped with a 16-core Neural Engine and the latest media engine, delivering exceptional performance in machine learning and video processing.
“We’re excited to give iMac a big boost in performance with the M3 chip,” said John Ternus, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering. “Millions of users absolutely love iMac for its stunning design and expansive 24-inch, 4.5K Retina display that’s the perfect size to spread out with all their favorite apps and get things done. And now M3 brings even more speed to everything users do, whether multitasking, creating captivating images and videos, working on a business plan, or playing their favorite games. The new iMac with M3 is incredible for anyone, especially those who haven’t yet upgraded from Intel, providing a giant leap in performance and capabilities only possible with Apple silicon.
The new 24-inch iMac with M3 is available to order today, Monday, October 30, on apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app in 27 countries and regions, including the U.S. It will begin arriving to customers and will be in Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers starting Tuesday, November 7.
iMac with an 8-core GPU starts at $1,299 (U.S.) and $1,249 (U.S.) for education, and is available in green, pink, blue, and silver. It features an 8-core CPU, 8GB of unified memory, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt ports, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Mouse. iMac with an 10-core GPU starts at $1,499 (U.S.) and $1,399 (U.S.) for education, and is available in green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver. It features an 8-core CPU, 8GB of unified memory, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt ports, two additional USB 3 ports, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Magic Mouse, and Gigabit Ethernet.
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