Apple has updated its 24″ iMac with the new M3 chip, which bring a major upgrade to the 2021 model with a M1 chip, promising 2x faster performance. 

Apple iMac 2023 24 inch

According to Apple, the new iMac is up to 2 times faster than its M1 predecessor and up to 2.5 times faster than the popular 27-inch Intel-based models. The M3 chip equips the iMac with an 8-core CPU, up to a 10-core GPU, and support for up to 24GB of unified memory. The company claims that it offers top-notch performance across various tasks, from multitasking to content creation. Its advanced GPU enables realistic gaming experiences.

The new iMac is equipped with a 24-inch LED-backlit 4.5K Retina display with 500 nits of brightness. It comes with support for Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and seamless integration with iPhones. It features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera for video conferencing, a six-speaker system, and a three-array microphone with directional beamforming.

The iMac 2023 offers connectivity options, such as two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports that support DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps), USB 4 (up to 40 Gbps), and USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps). It is also compatible with Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA through separate adapters. Additionally, it includes a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a Gigabit Ethernet port. The iMac further provides two USB 3 ports for fast data transfer at up to 10 Gbps.

The 2023 iMac runs on macOS Sonoma, which introduces widgets to personalize the desktop, enhancements for video conferencing and improvements to Safari. It also offers a collection of new screen savers and a Game Mode for better gaming performance.

In terms of the build, the sleek-looking iMac is designed with sustainability in mind, utilizing recycled materials and eliminating harmful substances. It can be purchased in as many as seven colors.

Apple iMac 2023 24 inch specs

Apple iMac (2023) 24″ Specifications

Display: 24-inch (4480×2520 pixels) 4.5K Retina XDR display at 218 pixels per inch, Up to 500 nits brightness, Wide colour (P3), True Tone technology

Chipset: Apple M3 chip – 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores with 8-core / 10-core GPU, Hardware-accelerated ray tracing, 16-core Neural Engine, 100GB/s memory bandwidth

RAM: 8GB unified memory (Configurable to 24GB)

Storage: 256GB / 512GB (Configurable to: 1TB or 2TB)

OS: macOS Sonoma operating system

Backlit Magic Keyboard / Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Configurable with: Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad, Magic Trackpad

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.3

Camera: 1080p FaceTime HD camera, Advanced image signal processor with computational video

Multimedia: Studio‑quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming, 3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones, High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers, Wide stereo sound, Optional – Two USB 3 ports (up to 10 Gbps) and Gigabit Ethernet

Support for spatial audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers

Ports: DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps), USB 4 (up to 40 Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

Apple iMac (2023) 24″ Price and Availability

  • iMac 24″ M3 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB storage, 8GB unified memory, Magic Keyboard – Rs. 1,34,900 (USD 1,299 in the US)
  • iMac 24″ M3 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 256GB storage, 8GB unified memory, Two USB 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID – Rs. 1,54,900 (USD 1,499 in the US)
  • iMac 24″ M3 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 512GB storage, 8GB unified memory, Two USB 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID – Rs. 1,74,900 (USD 1,699 in the US)

Apple iMac 2023 24 inch with M3 chip in colors

The new iMac entry-level model comes in Blue, Green, Pink and Silver colours and the other two models also come in Yellow, Orange and Purple colours.

It is available to order today on apple.com/in/store and in the Apple Store app in 27 countries and regions, including the US. They will ship starting Tuesday, November 7.