Apple has (finally) bestowed its 24-inch iMac with a long-anticipated makeover. During its "Scary Fast" event, the company introduced an upgraded version of the all-in-one desktop computer, now powered by the M3 chip, boasting twice the speed of its predecessor, the M1 chip.
The M3 chip features an eight-core CPU, a 10-core GPU, and the capability to handle up to 24GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. This translates to the new iMac effortlessly managing resource-intensive tasks like running numerous productivity applications, editing up to 12 streams of 4K video, or speeding up photo processing in Adobe Photoshop by as much as two-fold. Additionally, the new iMac comes with Wi-Fi 6E support, ensuring quicker and more dependable wireless connectivity.
The display retains its 4.5K Retina-quality, complete with a 1080p camera, speakers, and microphones, along with the familiar array of ports and colour-coordinated accessories. Yes, you read it right, the all-in-one still relies on a Lightning cable for connectivity. The design of the 24-inch iMac also remains consistent, with its white bezels, slim profile and a spectrum of vibrant colour options. You can take your pick from a palette of seven hues – green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver.
The fresh iMac comes with a price tag starting at Rs 1,34,900 for the base model, equipped with an eight-core CPU and an eight-core GPU, along with 256GB of storage. For those seeking a more powerful option, a higher-end model is sporting an eight-core CPU and a 10-core GPU, available in two storage capacities – 256GB for ₹1,54,900 or 512GB for ₹1,74,900. You can secure your pre-orders for the new iMac starting today and expect the shipment to commence on November 7.