Apple is reportedly preparing to launch new Mac devices featuring its rumored M3 chipset. According to a report by Mark Gurman, the first M3-powered Macs are expected to be released in October 2023, including a new iMac, 13-inch MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. The upgraded versions of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro will likely be launched next year.
The M3 chipset is anticipated to offer improved performance as Apple transitions from a 5-nanometer to a 3-nanometer silicon fabrication process. It is expected that TSMC’s N3E 3-nanometer process will be used for manufacturing the M3 chipset. While the M3 chipset is set to deliver enhanced performance and new AI features, it will retain the same cores as the M2 chipset.
In addition to the Macs, Apple is also rumored to launch the M3-powered iPad Pro with an OLED display. However, this device may not arrive until 2024. Gurman suggests that major upgrades to the iPad lineup are not expected until the arrival of the M3 iPad Pros with OLED screens next year. However, an updated iPad Air with a new chipset could be released in the coming months, as the current iPad Air still uses the M1 chipset.
Before the launch of the M3-powered Macs in October, Apple has scheduled the release of the new iPhone 15 series and Apple Watch in September. More details about these devices are expected to be revealed in the upcoming months.