With almost two months since Apple's 34th Worldwide Developers Conference took place to introduce a rundown of the devices, the tech giant’s enthusiasts already have novelties to look forward to. Presumably, the company is gearing up for the launch of its new MacBook Pro and iMac models powered by the anticipated M3 chip next year. So, what is the successor to the current M2 lineup of processors to bring to market? Let's try to figure it out together.
Apple M3 chip: what to expect?
There’s no doubt that Apple’s newest M-series chips have been a massive boost to the overall Mac performance. Still, compared to the latest M2 chips made with the TSMC's 5-nanometer technology, the M3 chip is expected to provide an even more enhanced user experience and efficiency. All the rumors suggest that the M3 chip will be based on TSMC's 3nm processors, which would make Apple the first company to use this advanced process node. According to Marc Gurman’s sources, the Apple M3 chip will allegedly have 12 CPU cores, 18 graphics cores, and 36 gigabytes of memory, while the chip’s main processor, the CPU, will be made up of 6 high-performance cores and 6 efficiency cores accordingly. Apparently, the cutting-edge technology will be featured in the future 13-inch MacBook Pro, 13-inch MacBook Air, and 24-inch iMac with the upcoming macOS 14.0, which are, in all likelihood, to hit the market in 2024.
New 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models
Equipped with M2 Pro or M2 Max, the powerful 14” and 16” models of MacBook Pro are now available from $1999. Launched less than six months ago, the current Apple’s laptops came with significant and worthy specifications to guarantee a smoother and faster workflow. As for the next year’s models, they are potentially to be powered by the M3 Pro and M3 Max chips as well. By comparison, the rumored chips manufactured using the TSMC's 3-nanometer process would bring significant performance and efficiency improvements than the 5-nanometer based chips in the existing MacBook Pro. However, in the same newsletter, the journalist states that the release of the 16-inch and 14-inch MacBook Pro models is not anticipated before mid-2024, whereas the release of the M3 Mac mini might face a delay until late 2024.
Mac mini M3 Version
Apple's tiny desktop computer with enormous capabilities, Mac mini can be purchased starting from $599 today. Released in January, the current version features a sleek, compact design, delivers an incredible processing performance, and, like the other Mac series products, is supercharged by the mighty Apple Silicon M-series chips, M2 and M2 Pro. Predictably, the new M3 version of Mac mini will not be among the first releases of M3 Macs, but by and large would match the efficiency of Apple’s top iMac.
Apple's relentless pursuit of excellence, coupled with its commitment to design, innovation, and user privacy, has firmly established the company's image and reputation as a front-runner tech brand. From the iconic iPhone to the versatile iMac desktop computer, each device showcases Apple's ability to offer a top-notch user experience and unmatchable security. Now, making a great leap towards the TSMC's 3-nanometer technology, Apple is to bring a number of impressive innovations. Stay tuned for further news about the next generation of chips that take the breakthrough power-efficient performance of Apple silicon to new heights.
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