Apple iMac 24” with M3 chipset and more memory unveiled

The Apple iMac 24" M3 is 2x as fast as the iMac 24" M1, 2.5x as fast as the iMac 27" and up to 4x as fast as the 21.5" iMac.
Apple iMac 24" M3 Studio

Apple introduced the new M3 chipsets at its Scary fast event today. The processors power the new MacBook Pro 14 and 16 M3 as well as the updated Apple iMac 24″ M3. There is also more memory and ray tracing on board, while the design is similar to the iMac 24″ M1. However, the performance is twice as high as on the predecessor, 2.5 times faster than the iMac 27″ and up to four times faster than the 21.5″ iMac.

The Apple iMac 24″ M3 also has more memory. The version with an 8-core GPU accesses 8, 16 or 24 GB of RAM and 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB of SSD storage. The 10-core GPU -Model can also be configured with 2 TB of memory. The operating system used is the current macOS Sonoma.

The 8-core GPU variant of the Apple iMac 24″ M3 has two Thunderbolt 3/USB 4 ports, while the 10-core GPU model has two additional USB 3 ports. The former is available in blue, green, pink and silver, while the latter offers three other options – yellow, orange and purple. Both iMacs also come with color-coordinated wallpapers and accessories.

In addition to the new chip, the updated Apple iMac 24″ M3 gets Wi-Fi 6E for better download speeds and Bluetooth 5.3. There is also support for Gigabit Ethernet on all 10-core GPU models. On the 8-core GPU versions you can configure it. The 24 inch display has a resolution of 4.5K – 4,480 x 2,250 pixels with a maximum brightness of 500 nits. The system also has six speakers and supports Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos. The 1080p FaceTime camera is complemented by a studio-quality three-microphone array.

Apple iMac 24″ M3 prices

According to Apple, the iMac 24″ M3 is made from 100% recycled aluminum in the stand, recycled tin as soldering material, and a 100% recycled gold coating – a first for an iMac. The base model with an 8-core GPU costs $1,299, while the 10-core GPU model starts at $1,499. Both Macs can already be pre-ordered via Apple’s official website in 27 countries. Shipping begins on November 7th.

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