September 28, 2023

The M3 chip you’re hankering for is within the works and is alleged to enter mass manufacturing within the second half of 2023.

Per a tweet by famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, M3 chip manufacturing will start “barely forward” of the M3 Professional and M3 Max. Apple ought to use the M3 chip for future fashions of the 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Professional, 24-inch iMac, and Mac mini, whereas the higher-end M3 Professional and M3 Max chips are destined for the following 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professional fashions, which Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman expects to be launched within the first half of 2024.

The M3 is predicted to be primarily based on Apple chipmaking associate TSMC’s newest 3-nanometer course of, versus the 5-nanometer course of used for the M2 chip. As a 3-nanometer chip, this could supply vital efficiency and energy effectivity enhancements.

Kuo additionally said that the long-rumored 15-inch MacBook Air might be powered by an M2 chip. Again in June 2022, Kuo predicted that the 15-inch mannequin would even be out there with the M2 Professional chip, however he now not expects this.

It’s additionally nonetheless rumored that Apple’s next-gen Mac Professional desktop tower will function an M2 Extremely chip, and it’s probably that Apple would end its rollout of the M2 collection of chips earlier than saying the M3 chip.

Keep tuned for added particulars as they grow to be out there.

Through MacRumors, @mingchikuo, and Bloomberg

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