Apple announced the M1 iMac at its 20 April Spring Loaded event, along with new iPad Pro tablets with M1.
As a throwback to the past, the devices ship in an assortment of colours; but unlike the past generations, the 4.5K Retina display will be totally flat, with slimmer bezels, a smaller chin, and just 11.5mm thick.
You can thank the M1 chip’s SoC architecture for the new chiselled look. The M1 also boosts performance by up to 85%, with up to double the GPU speed, making demanding tasks such as 4K video editing on multiple streams without dropped frames in Final Cut Pro possible.
The new 24in iMac also features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality microphones, and a six-speaker set up with added Dolby Atmos support. If you want to learn more about the specs and features on the M1 iMacs see this handy article.
We’ve also reviewed the M1 iMac, where it received 4.5/5 stars and a Tech Advisor Recommended badge.
Although Apple only released the M1 iMac in April, it’s difficult to get a hold of stock thanks to the chip shortage. There are a handful of places you can buy the device if you don’t want to wait three weeks for delivery from Apple.
We’re tracking all the places you can buy the new iMac right here amidst Black Friday season, how much it will cost you and where to find an M1 iMac discount.
We’re separately looking at where to buy the new MacBook Pro laptops with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips this Black Friday.
Where to buy the 24in iMac with M1 (2021) – up to £144 off
You can buy the new M1 iMac directly from Apple in the UK and US but there is a wait time of around four weeks. If you want it sooner there are a number of retailers you can turn to this month.
Stock is changing all the time. We’ve done the hard work and gone through each retailer’s availability below and pointed out where to find each model below:
- AO – out of stock
- Box – out of stock
- Very – all 8-Core CPU/8-Core GPU models in stock
- BT Shop – from £1,363.30, £97 off 512GB model
- KRCS – from £1,124.10, £144 off 8-core GPU model
- Amazon – out of stock
- Argos – only 8-core GPU models in stock
- John Lewis – out of stock
- Currys – out of stock
- Scan – available to pre-order (delivery times unavailable)
If you’re based in the US, head to the following:
How much does the 24in iMac with M1 cost?
The new iMacs with M1 start at £1,249/$1,299/AUD$1,899. Here’s the full pricing and colour range:
- 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB SSD – £1,249/$1,299/AUD$1,899 – available in green, pink, blue and silver
- 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB SSD – £1,449/$1,499/AUD$2,199 – available in green, pink, blue, silver, yellow, orange, and purple
- 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB SSD – £1,649/$1,699/AUD$2,499 – available in green, pink, blue, silver, yellow, orange, and purple
Educational Pricing on 24in iMac with M1
Apple is also offering educational pricing with up to £195 off. The first two configurations will be reduced as follows:
- 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB SSD – £1,249/$1,299/AUD$1,899 – Student price: £1,124 (£125 off)
- 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB SSD – £1,449/$1,499/AUD$2,199 – Student price: £1,304 (£195 off)
We’re also looking at where you can buy Apple’s new AirTag Bluetooth trackers.