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New iMac and MacBook Pro with M3: all the latest information

The event Scary Fast Apple’s announcement this Monday, October 30—or Tuesday the 31st, depending on where you are in the world—will catch everyone’s attention. The presentation will have atypical overtones and those from Cupertino will take advantage of it to introduce new iMac and MacBook Pro with M3 chip.

The hype around the features and capabilities of the new Macs has grown considerably in recent days. And while Apple will have the final say when it announces the devices in question, some of the information that has already been disclosed seems to be on the right track.

With the countdown to the event Scary Fast underway, we will take advantage of these lines to review the last we know about the new iMac and MacBook Pro with M3 chip. As we always say, all rumors linked to the Cupertino company should be taken with a grain of salt and these are no exception.

The iMac would receive its long-awaited renewal from the M3

Just as it happened at the time with the Mac mini, the public has been complaining to Apple for the renewal of the Mac for some time. iMac. The apple all-in-one received its last major update in 2021, when it adopted a new design and the M1 chip. Since then, their jump to more modern or powerful versions of Apple Silicon has been the subject of much debate.

We must say, however, that the evolution of the iMac thanks to the new M3 chip is not surprising. Comments about a direct jump from M1 to M3 appeared when Apple had not even updated the rest of its computer catalog to M2. Even so, the strategy of Californians around this product continues to be striking.

The iMac is expected to evolve significantly in performance with the adoption of M3. According to the information that has been disclosed in the days prior to the event, the computer It will be available only with the “base” version of the new processor. If this is confirmed, it could incorporate an 8-core CPU (4 high-performance and 4 efficiency) and a GPU with up to 10 cores.

According to Mark Gurman of Bloombergthis new chip would not only bring general improvements thanks to its development based on a process of 3 nanometers, but also in the performance of each core. Likewise, it would support better memory configurations. This would mean that the iMac with M3 could be offered with more than 16 GB of RAM, which is the maximum available for the current version.

No surprises in the design

In terms of design, no major changes are expected. The iMac M3 would maintain the appearance it adopted in its 2021 update, although it is not ruled out that it will be offered in more colors. In addition, all its accessories – Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad – are expected to abandon the Lightning port and adopt USB-C.

As for the size, there would be no modifications either: the all-in-one would once again opt for a screen of 24 inches. While Apple is rumored to be working on at least one 30+-inch variant, it wouldn’t hit the market until well into 2024.

All the power of M3 for the new MacBook Pro

All the power of M3 for the new MacBook Pro

Beyond what happens with the new iMac, eyes will also fall on the new MacBook Pro with M3. In this case, the update is a bit strange, considering that the 14- and 16-inch models made the jump to M2 earlier this year.

Despite this, the performance evolution that the new processor would bring would be notable enough for these versions to be renewed again. As with the iMac, MacBook Pros with the M3 chip are not expected to undergo aesthetic modifications compared to the current versions. In fact, in recent days a photo of its supposed box was leaked that revealed no surprises.

As for their respective versions, the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros would debut the chips M3 Pro and M3 Max. While the specific configurations for each laptop model have not been revealed, details of the processors themselves have been leaked.

The M3 Pro would start with a configuration with a 12-core CPU and 18-core GPU, but could be optimized to reach 14 and 20 cores, respectively. The M3 Max, meanwhile, would have an initial version with a 16-core CPU and a 32-core GPU. Of course, its most extreme configuration would be with 40 graphics cores.

In addition to the chip change, it should not be ruled out that there is an optimization on the screen of the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro. At the beginning of this month, DigiTimes reported that Apple planned to introduce new miniLED backlit panels which would not only be more efficient, but would also increase their brightness by up to 10%.

New iMac and MacBook Pro M3, the highlight of the event Scary Fast from Apple

The new iMac and MacBook Pro with M3 are expected to be the highlight of the event Scary Fast from Apple. It will start at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time; that is, 01:00 on Tuesday, October 31 in Spain. There are also rumors of the possible presentation of the seventh generation iPad mini, as well as important announcements related to video games. Here we tell you how to watch the event, and don’t forget that Hypertextual He will be aware of everything that happens to tell you instantly.

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