The year 2023 has started very strong, in fact, very few could expect that Apple in the month of January, which has just ended, would launch so many products, including the corresponding renewals of the Mac mini and MacBook Pro both from 14 and 16-inch, but what about the iMac? We tell you in this post.
Apple’s updating with its computers is always done progressively, it happened both with the M1 chips, and now with the M2. First was the macbook airand now it has been the turn of both the macminiwhich is also configurable with the M2 and M2 Pro, as well as the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro and M2 Max. However, if we go in order we would be missing a product, also not just any product since it is surely the most emblematic computer of the Cupertino company, the iMac.
In the absence of Apple launching the M2 Ultra-chip and introduce it into Mac Studio, the reality is that the most natural move would have been to have renewed the iMac together with the Mac mini and MacBook Pro, especially considering that the current one has the M1 processor. The non-renewal of this equipment leaves several possible scenarios that we will tell you below.
Goodbye to the 24-inch iMac?
One of the possibilities that Apple may have on the table is to say goodbye to the 24-inch iMac, something that at first sounds really shocking, but taking into account the steps that Apple has taken, it would not be at all unreasonable. If those of Cupertino had the intention of changing the M1 processor for the M2, it is clear that they would have already done so, just as it has happened with the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini.
Therefore, it is possible that Apple’s plans go through giving a power leap to the iMac, launching a 27-inch computer with M2 Max or M2 Ultra chipleaving the Mac mini as the only entry desktop computer for users, which is also why the latter has received the possibility of being configured with the M2 Pro.
Will there be no renewal of the iMac with M2?
Another possibility that may be on the table in Cupertino is that of nor renew the iMac directlythat is, that the next update of this equipment is carried out directly with the M3 chipwhich have already been rumored for the end of the year, and as expected, the MacBook Air will again be the team that is lucky enough to release it.
Undoubtedly, if this situation finally occurred, it would be very strange for Apple, since it would would be stopping paying attention to one of the most emblematic teamsespecially taking into account the importance that has been given to the Mac mini with the inclusion of the M2 and M2 Pro processors. In short, we will have to be very attentive to the next movements of Apple with the iMac, since of course it is a really strange situation that this computer is currently experiencing.