Apple has been busy developing its next-generation Apple Silicon chips, and now it seems that the tech behemoth based in Cupertino is gearing up to launch devices powered by the new Apple M3 chip in the forthcoming months.
Mark Gurman, in his Power On newsletter for Bloomberg, suggests that Apple could unveil new Mac devices equipped with the M3 chip as early as October this year. Gurman expands on this, stating that Apple could release the new iMac, 13-inch MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro, all equipped with the M3 processor. This might appear to be a swift transition, given the recent launch of M2 Ultra-powered devices just last month. If rumors hold, the M2 chip lineup experienced delays due to supply chain complications.
The release date for Apple's M3-powered Mac devices is now confirmed!
In terms of the Apple Silicon M3 processor, expectations are that it will maintain similar core counts as its predecessor. However, improvements in performance and efficiency are anticipated, as reports suggest the chipset is manufactured using the new 3-nanometer (3nm) fabrication process.
The company has not confirmed how it plans to introduce the new M3 chip and the devices that harness its power. It remains uncertain whether Apple will organize a launch event or simply issue a press release. Nonetheless, more clarity on this is likely to emerge in the weeks ahead.
Simultaneously, Apple is preparing for the release of its flagship smartphones and smartwatch in September. The tech giant is set to launch the Apple iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro lineup, alongside the Apple Watch Series 9.