In a whirlwind of Apple-related updates, it was initially speculated by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman that Apple would hold another event following the iPhone 15 announcement to unveil new Macs and iPads. However, it appears that Apple has postponed the debut of its highly anticipated M3 chip and Mac upgrades until the next year. Instead, the tech giant is gearing up for an imminent announcement, including the iPad mini 7, iPad Air 6, and the 11th-generation iPad.
As per a recent report, a renowned analyst has proposed that Apple is diligently working on announcing the M3 Pro and M3 Max versions of the MacBook Pro next year, potentially alongside the M3 MacBook Air. While the expectation was that Apple would upgrade its MacBook Air series and the ‘Pro’ models in the following year, Mark Gurman from Bloomberg has revealed that the company has plans for four Macs with upgraded internals for a 2024 launch.
Traditionally, Apple unveils the lower-end chip first, followed by a high-end counterpart designed for the ‘Pro’ models. Next year, Apple could break from this pattern by introducing the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air, both equipped with the all-new M3 chip based on TSNC’s 3nm architecture. In parallel, the company could announce the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, powered by the M3 Pro and M3 Max chips.
Mark Gurman has indicated that the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M3 Pro and M3 Max chips have already reached design validation testing (DVT). This signifies that mass production of these devices could commence sooner rather than later, potentially aligning with a launch in the second quarter of 2024. A similar milestone has been achieved for the 13-inch and 15-inch versions of the MacBook Air. Therefore, both models of the MacBook, each featuring different versions of the M3 SoC, could launch simultaneously next year.
Apple’s upcoming M3 chips promise upgraded computational and graphical performance while consuming less power. This innovation is poised to enhance the battery life of the forthcoming MacBooks, providing users with longer-lasting productivity and enjoyment. However, it remains uncertain if Apple plans to release a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M3 chip, potentially suggesting the discontinuation of the smaller MacBook Pro model.
As the tech world eagerly anticipates these developments, we will continue to keep you updated with the latest news, so be sure to stay tuned for more on Apple’s evolving product lineup.