Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who has always had a fair share of Apple-related leaks, wrote on his Power On newsletter that the company is working on an Apple iMac M3. This is an all-in-one desktop computer and is expected to launch late next year.
Earlier this month, Gurman wrote that Apple is preparing next-generation chips and testing at least nine Macs with four different versions of the M2 processor. He said the MacBook Air, Mac mini, entry-level MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro 14, MacBook Pro 16 and Mac Pro are currently being tested. Apple is also said to be considering a Mac mini running on the M1 Pro chip.
Tech companies maintain long-term growth plans, so it’s no surprise that Apple mapped out its M3 lineup years in advance. This suggests Apple will release a new line of M-series desktop processors each year, a launch pace that could put pressure on Intel and AMD to keep up.
Information from Gurman forced many people to wonder if Apple will skip the iMac M2 and go straight to the M3 after 2.5 years. This is entirely possible because Apple often waits longer to update its iMac devices than laptops.
Those looking for an upgrade to the iMac can hope that the iMac Pro isn’t dead yet. At least, not according to Gurman, who says it’s in development but won’t be launching anytime soon.
Another reliable Apple source, Ming-Chi Kuo, wrote on Twitter a few months ago that the iMac Pro will revive, but not until 2023. There is no word yet on whether the 27-inch iMac is now discontinued. Will production be revived in the same way?
In the short term, Apple is expected to hold WWDC on June 6, where many Macs will be launched. These will include updated versions of the Mac Pro and redesigned MacBook Air, both equipped with improved variants of the M1 chip.