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.
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, how much it will cost you and where to find an M1 iMac discount.
Where to buy the 24in iMac with M1 (2021)
You can buy the new M1 iMac directly from Apple in the UK and US. Apple's current Back to School sale also bundles a free pair of Apple AirPods and 20% off Apple Care+. See all our Back to School coverage for more deals.
The third-party retailers below are selling the new range in the UK, but you won't find stock everywhere. Here's where to look:
- Laptops Direct - £54 off 8-Core CPU/7-Core GPU, 256GB - next day delivery available
- Jacamo - In stock - Delivers within 3 working days
- JD Williams - in stock - delivers within 3 working days
- BT Shop - £97 off 8-Core CPU/8-Core GPU, 512GB (blue or silver) available to order (delivery time unavailable)
- Scan - available to pre-order (delivery times unavailable)
- KRCS - Stock varies but KRCS currently has some of the biggest discounts with up to £112 off, base model (8-core CPU/7-core GPU, 256GB) has £62 off
- Amazon - Temporarily out of stock
- AO - out of stock
- Argos - out of stock
- Box - out of stock
- Currys PC World - out of stock
- John Lewis - out of stock
- Very - out of stock
While those in the US can head to:
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/$1,499/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.