Ming-Chi Kuo appears to have backed recent rumors that the 24-inch iMac will be updated with M2 and M2 Pro chips. The supply chain analyst also predicts when a more interesting iMac will be ready.
Apple will refresh its 24-inch iMac lineup next year, Kuo said. In 2024, not 2023. Looking ahead, Kuo expects Apple to release a 32-inch iMac with a mini-LED display in 2025. Apple currently ships the 32-inch Pro Display XDR with mini-LED for a cool stand that costs between $5 and $1,000. sold separately.
Kuo posted his “iMac forecast update” on the X as a revision to his previous March 2022 forecast. Kuo correctly predicted that Apple would revise the Mac Pro and Mac mini in 2023, but missed his iMac Pro forecast for this year.
Last week, Japanese blog MacOtakara reported a delay in shipments of high-end configurations of the 24-inch iMac M1, which Apple introduced in 2021.
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has been reporting for quite some time now that Apple would ditch the M2 iMac chip and upgrade it with the M3 instead. Gurman also said that the 32-inch version of the iMac will not appear until the end of 2024.