One of many exciting announcements Apple made at its 20 April Spring Loaded event was a new 24in iMac loaded with the M1 chip, available in up to seven different colours. Customers can now buy the new iMacs from various retailers.
Here, we're going through where to buy the M1 iMacs, how much they cost and where to get the best deal.
What's new in the 24in iMac with M1?
The M1 iMac features a 4.5K Retina display with slimmer bezels and a smaller 'chin', and the display itself is only 11.5mm thin. The back of the new iMac will be completely flat as well, as Apple does away with the curve we've seen on the back of previous iMacs. Apple credits the lither form to the M1 chip's SoC architecture, which should also boost CPU performance by 85%.
In addition to faster performance, Apple promises up to two times faster GPU performance, allowing feats such as editing multiple streams of 4K footage, or one stream of 8K footage without dropped frames in Final Cut Pro.
The upgraded iMac also includes a 1080p FaceTime HD camera with studio-quality mics and a six-speaker set-up, making the machine suitable as a standalone entertainment device for watching films, especially with Dolby Atmos support. If you want to get into the full specs and features of Apple's latest iMac see our dedicated coverage.
Where to buy the 24in iMac with M1 (2021) - Best deals and discounts
You can buy the new M1 iMac directly from Apple of course, with delivery expected in July.
If you want it sooner than that, you'll have to elsewhere. The good news is, you can also get it at a cheaper price from other retailers.
KRCS has the biggest discounts across the board right now, along with availability. We've highlighted some below:
- £62.45 off 8-core CPU/7-core GPU, 256GB storage
- £72.45 off 8-core CPU/7-core GPU, 512GB storage
- £82.45 off 8-core CPU/7-core GPU, 1TB storage
- £72.45 off 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, 256GB storage
- £82.45 off 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, 512GB storage
- £92.45 off 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, 1TB storage
- £112 off 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, 2TB storage
Amazon has up to £149 off the new 24in M1 iMac, but you won't find it in stock. You can get £49 off the entry-level iMac with M1 however.
- £49 off 8-core CPU/7-core GPU, 256GB storage (delivers within 1 day)
- £99 off 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, 256GB storage (temporarily out of stock)
- Up to £149 off 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, 512GB storage (temporarily out of stock)
With Amazon Prime Day arriving on 21-22 June, it's possible we might see even more discounts on the latest iMac. You'll need to be a Prime member to get Prime Day deals though. Sign up for the free 30-day trial to Amazon Prime.
Currys doesn't have money off the 24in iMacs, but you can get free next-day delivery (with code FREENEXTDAYDELIVERY), along with up to 5 months of Apple Music, Apple Arcade and Apple News+ if you're a new or returning customer.
Currys, like AO, also has an offer that includes an extra 3 months of Microsoft 365 Family (1 year, 6 users) or Personal (1 year, 1 user), which you can claim within 30 days of purchase.
- 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB (only blue and silver in stock)
- 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB (only green in stock)
AO only has the 8-core CPU/7-core CPU options in stock. While it's not offering money off the devices, you can get £30 off Microsoft 365 Family or Personal (worth £59) with purchase when you add both to the cart and use code MICROSOFT30 at checkout.
Stock has returned to John Lewis but you won't find a discount on the price. Instead, you'll get a 2-year guarantee for free for peace of mind, free standard delivery. John Lewis is also throwing in an extra 3 months of Microsoft 365 Personal or Family with purchase, and £25 off Norton 360 Premium with code 25NORTON.
- 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB - in stock
- 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB - in stock
- 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 512GB - in stock
Very has limited stock of the 24in iMac with M1. Currently, you'll only find the 8-core CPU/8-core GPU options in pink and silver.
- 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB (pink) - in stock - free delivery with Click and Collect, standard delivery within 1 working day
- 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB (silver) - in stock - free delivery with Click and Collect, standard delivery within 1 working day
Where to buy 24in iMac in the US
Apart from going directly to Apple, US customers can find the M1 iMacs at the following retailers:
- B&H Photo Video
- Best Buy - additional offers: $10 off Malwarebytes, $20 off Adobe Acrobat, 15% off keyboard & more
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How much does the 24in iMac with M1 (2021) cost?
The new iMac devices with the M1 chip are available in three configurations with prices (and colours) as follows:
- 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB SSD - £1,249/$1,299/AUD$1,899 in green, pink, blue and silver
- 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB SSD - £1,449/$1,499/AUD$2,199 in green, pink, blue, silver, yellow, orange, and purple
- 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB SSD - £1,649/$1,499/AUD$2,499 in green, pink, blue, silver, yellow, orange, and purple
Educational pricing reduces prices on the first two configurations to £1,124 (£125 off) and £1,304 (£195 off), respectively. See our full guide to the Apple Education Store.
If you missed Apple's Spring Loaded event, watch it again right here. With the launch of the new iMac, you can expect huge discounts on the previous model. See the best iMac deals of the month right here.
Apple also released new iPad Pro tablets with the M1 chip alongside the M1 iMacs – we're separately looking at where to buy the new iPad Pro here.