Apple may release M3 version of MacBook Air in March next year

In June of this year, Apple unveiled a newly designed MacBook Air, featuring a silent, fanless architecture. It is equipped with a 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display and powered by the M2 chip, boasting a battery life of up to 18 hours. The device is available in four color options: Midnight, Starlight, Space Gray, and Silver. As the year draws to a close, with the launch of the next-generation M3 series chips by Apple, an update to the product line is gradually taking shape.

According to a report by Wccftech, Apple plans to refresh the MacBook Air lineup in March 2024, introducing a new version powered by the M3 chip, with no significant changes expected in design. It is understood that Apple is concurrently advancing the development of both 13-inch and 15-inch models, now in the final stages.

During the second autumn product launch event of the year, themed “Scary Fast,” Apple introduced the new generation of M3 series chips, along with new MacBook Pro and iMac models equipped with these chips. The M3 series, comprising the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max, are manufactured using TSMC’s 3nm process. They introduce a novel technology called “Dynamic Cache” for the GPU, and bring unprecedented rendering capabilities to the Mac, including hardware-accelerated ray tracing and mesh shading, alongside an enhanced neural engine.

The M3 integrates 25 billion transistors, with a CPU featuring four performance cores and four efficiency cores, and a GPU with up to 10 cores, supporting up to 24GB of unified memory. The M3 Pro incorporates 37 billion transistors, with six performance cores and six efficiency cores in the CPU, and 18 GPU cores, supporting up to 36GB of unified memory. The M3 Max is built with an impressive 92 billion transistors, featuring 12 performance cores and four efficiency cores in the CPU, and a GPU with up to 40 cores, supporting a maximum of 128GB of unified memory.