Apple’s “Scary Fast” event was held with a focus on Mac devices and faster M3 chips. One of the products that was unveiled at this event is a refreshed 24-inch iMac with an M3 chip. The company claims the new chip is 2x faster than M1.
Apple’s in-house M-series chips are known for their incredible performance and seamless integration with the company’s devices. The iMac lineup with M1 chips launched in 2021, and they’re still among the best PCs you can buy. The product is now refreshed with a new M3 chip that features an eight-core CPU and up to a 10-core GPU. It also supports 24GB of RAM, 2TB storage, and Wi-Fi 6E.
The new M3 chip can run Safari or Microsoft Excel up to 30% faster. Additionally, iMac with M3 chip is now a great fit for content creators as it allows for up to 12 streams of 4K video. The refreshed 24-inch iMac is now available in seven colors: green, silver, yellow, orange, pink, blue, and purple.
Apple has refreshed its 24-inch iMac lineup with a new M3 processor
As for the design, the iMac gets no makeover and still preserves that sleek and slim look of 2021. Other aspects of the device, like a 4.5K Retina display, 1080p camera, and color-matched accessories with a Lightning cable, are also preserved. A faster and optimized chip is everything that a 24-inch iMac gets for its late 2023 refresh cycle.
To meet the tech firms’ net zero goals, Apple uses more recycled materials in producing M3 iMacs. For example, the device’s stand is now made of 100% recycled aluminum, and the circuit boards are also made from 100% recycled gold.
The 24-inch iMac with M3 chips and an eight-core CPU cost you around $1,299. The price soars to $1,499 for the 10-core chip. The pre-order also starts today, while the product shipment starts on November 7.
Apple showcased more new products at its “Scary Fast” event, including an entry-level MacBook Pro without a touch bar and a new lineup of M3 chips. The company’s M3 chips lineup now consists of M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips. Apple says the new M3 chips are the first personal computer chips made with the 3-nanometer process.