According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the first batch of Apple’s Macs equipped with the M3 chip could be launched as early as October. In his Power On newsletter, Gurman suggests that there will be another product launch after Apple’s annual iPhone event in September, with a focus on a new lineup of Macs. He notes that October may be too early for the release of new high-end MacBook Pros or desktops, indicating that the initial beneficiaries of the new chip will likely be the next iMac, 13-inch MacBook Air, and 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Back in March, Gurman reported that Apple was in the advanced stages of developing two new iMac models featuring the next-generation M3 chip. Although the new chipset may not have significantly more CPU and GPU cores compared to Apple’s current M2 SoCs, it is expected to deliver notable performance and power efficiency improvements thanks to TSMC’s 3nm process. Gurman previously predicted that the new iMac could potentially arrive in the second half of 2023, featuring the colorful design introduced in the 2021 model. He also mentioned that Apple is working on a 32-inch iMac, but cautioned that it won’t be released until late 2024 at the earliest.
While Apple has traditionally announced new iPad models alongside its Mac releases, it seems that won’t be the case this time. Gurman suggests that major upgrades for iPad models are not expected until next year when the M3 iPad Pros with OLED screens are launched. However, he mentions that Apple is working on a refreshed version of the iPad Air with updated internals, as the current model still features the aging M1 chip.
Apple enthusiasts and tech enthusiasts alike eagerly anticipate the arrival of these new Macs and iPads, as they are expected to deliver enhanced performance, power efficiency, and exciting new features. The M3 chip, with its advancements in processor technology, promises to elevate the performance capabilities of Apple’s devices to new heights.