- The M3 chip probably won’t see the light of day this year
- There would be no new MacBook equipped
- The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M3 chip could arrive in 2024, however
Apple should not introduce any new MacBook equipped with the M3 chip this year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (TFI Securities). This is not surprising, however, because other similar rumors have already been published in the past. If the facts are proven, this would then be the first year, since the launch of the Apple silicon program, that no new range of computer processors has seen the light of day from the Apple firm. The iMac or the Mac mini are also not eligible for the update, it seems.
In September, we should therefore only discover that the iPhone 15, the Apple Watch Series 9, and perhaps a pair of third-generation AirPods. No tablet would be involved, according to other clues. The fault, perhaps, is the crisis. This continues to penalize the wallets of users, who are not always ready to checkout.
A boon for consumers?
If neither the 14-inch MacBook Pro nor the 16-inch MacBook Pro are actually updated this year, then this will give Apple time to offer us updates. truly significant improvements in 2024. Because it is true that between the 2021 models and those of 2023, the differences remain relatively slim.
As for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, on the other hand, the latest model dates from June 2022. It is therefore a safe bet, if Cupertino’s usual release rhythm is to be believed, that the manufacturer will unveil its new edition of here the second quarter next year. Products are regularly released during this period; this was for example the case of the second generation iPhone SE.
M3 chip: the technical sheet
While waiting for the arrival of the M3 chip on the scene, it is still possible to rely on the different leaks to try to find out more about its technical sheet. We then learn that the motherboard in question would be equipped, first of all, with an eighteen-core graphics card. With this, a twelve-core CPU and up to thirty-six gigabytes of RAM should speed up calculations. Not counting, of course, the Neural Engine artificial intelligence engine.