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Apple’s new M3 iMac pre-order – all you need to know

Here's where you can pre-order the brand new iMac.
Last Updated on October 31, 2023
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Apple has recently unveiled its upgrade to the iMac lineup, so we’ve outlined everything you need to know about the M3 iMac pre-order. The all-in-one iMac computer was overdue an upgrade, and Apple has given us just that with its refresh of the iMac getting a boost from the new M3 chip. Its expansive 24″ 4.5K Retina display will be getting the hardware-based ray tracing and mesh shading provided by the M3, as Apple looks to create the perfect computer for families, businesses, creatives, and now gamers. Here’s everything you need to know about how to pre-order the M3-powered iMac before its official release day.

Where can you pre-order the iMac M3 – expected retailers

Apple Store (pre-orders available!)

Amazon (pre-orders not available)

Best Buy US (pre-orders available!)

Best Buy Canada (pre-orders not available)

Currys UK (pre-orders not available)

How long will the iMac 2023 pre-orders last?

Pre-orders for the 2023 iMac model went live following Apple’s event on the 30th of October, and will last for about a week until the official release date, which we now know lands on the 7th of November 2023. So, pre-orders started on the 30th/31st of October, depending on your time zone, and will close on the 6th of November, a day before the release date and when pre-ordered iMacs should be shipped out to new owners.

Is there a new iMac coming in 2023?

Apple’s “Scary Fast” event on the 30th of October saw it unveil a new M3 chip that will power a refreshed lineup of iMac computers. Pre-orders were launched following the event, and the devices have an official release date of the 7th of November according to the Apple website. The same event saw the simultaneous launch of a new lineup of MacBook Pros powered by the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chipsets.

There are three variants of the refreshed iMac available, which are all powered by the M3 chip but have increasing GPU cores and storage. The base model, priced at $1,299, comes kitted out with an 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8 GB unified memory, and a Magic Keyboard and mouse. It also comes available in only four colorways, as opposed to the seven of the more advanced iMacs that you can get via the Apple Store. The next model, priced at $1,499 gets upgraded to a 10-core GPU, as well getting two USB 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and a Magic Keyboard with Touch ID. The final variant, coming in at $1,699, gets a huge storage boost up the 512 GB.

Final thoughts

Hopefully, you now have all the information you need concerning the pre-order of the M3-powered iMac all-in-one computer prior to its official release date on the 7th of November 2023. Alongside other specs upgrades, the GPU boost provided by the M3 brings the iMac forward as a competitor in the gaming market, and an even more powerful machine for graphic design. Now that we’ve seen the final release date of the latest iMacs, we could start seeing deals being offered on some of Apple’s older models. So if you’re interested in jumping on the iMac bandwagon but can’t splash out on the M3, it’s worth checking out our Deals Hub for the most up-to-date Apple deals.

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