Apple has almost finished developing new iMacs and is also

Apple has almost finished developing new iMacs and is also preparing a Mac Pro on its own chip and new MacBook Airs

Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman continues to spread rumors about Apple’s plans and current activities. This time him told about the upcoming launch of new iMac all-in-ones currently in late testing, the development of the next updates for iOS and iPadOS, and other new products the company is working on.

    Image source: Apple

Image source: Apple

The announcement states that the next iMac is currently in the technical validation testing (EVT) phase. The novelty will get the same 24-inch display as the current generation model, which will be presented to the public in April 2021. It is also known that the new iMac will be presented in the same color palette, including blue, silver, pink and orange body color options.

The new iMacs will be more powerful than their predecessors and will be based on a new proprietary Apple processor that will replace the M1 chip used in current generation devices. The layout of some internal components will be changed. Although development of the new iMacs, codenamed J433 and J434, is at a late stage, their mass production is expected to start three months later at the earliest. That means the new iMacs won’t be available until the second half of the year.

According to Gurman, Apple plans to release three new Mac computers in the spring and summer. Most likely we’re talking about the first 15-inch MacBook Air (J515), the first Mac Pro with Apple’s proprietary M-series processor (J180), and the updated 13-inch MacBook Air (J513). It is assumed that the Mac Pro will use a productive M2 Ultra processor with 24 computing and 76 graphics cores and 192 GB of RAM.

Apple is known to be developing the next iMac in the same timeframe as the M3 processor. It is possible that the new Apple processor will appear in the iMac. With laptops, the clarity is less. When a MacBook Air with an M2 processor comes onto the market in a few months, these will quickly become obsolete. In this case, the 15-inch version of the device might still be of interest to buyers, but the new 13-inch MacBook Air is unlikely to be attractive. Therefore, we can assume that at least the 13-inch MacBook Air will be equipped with an M3 processor, which will mark Apple’s transition to using chips manufactured in a 3nm process technology. This transition will significantly improve productivity and energy efficiency.

Last year, Apple introduced the M2 processor at its annual WWDC conference in June. If the company sticks to this schedule, the appearance of the M3 processor and the updated MacBook Air laptop at WWDC 2023 is quite logical. Apple could then introduce a new iMac with an M3 chip at the end of 2023 and a MacBook Pro in 2024. The M3 chip will also appear in an updated iPad Pro with an OLED display, which is expected to launch in the first half of 2024. It’s also possible that in 2025 Apple will release the first MacBooks with OLED displays and support for touch controls.

At the same time, Apple conducts beta testing of new versions of operating systems for its devices. The second beta version of iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 is already available for developers to implement new features. The stable versions of these updates are expected to be released in April. Testing of related updates for watchOS, tvOS, and macOS also continues.

Apple’s annual shareholder meeting will be held on March 10th. Apple CEO Tim Cook and his deputies will answer questions from shareholders and provide company updates. New products are not usually announced at such events. However, it is not uncommon for such meetings to reveal important information relating to the company’s board of directors, managers’ remuneration, labor relations, etc.

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