New iMac, 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with M3 processors will be unveiled in October
Bloomberg correspondent Mark Gurman prognosticates that a new series of Mac devices powered by the M3 processor is slated for their premiere in October this year. The lineup includes a refreshed iMac, a 13-inch MacBook Pro, and a 13-inch MacBook Air.
The novel M3 processor is manufactured using TSMC’s 3nm technology and is anticipated to feature a 12-core design, consisting of six high-performance cores and six energy-efficient cores for the CPU, in conjunction with an 18-core GPU design, paired with 36GB of memory.
In comparison, the M2 processor, crafted utilizing TSMC’s second-generation 5nm technology, encompasses an assembly of 20 billion transistors, corresponding to 100GB per second of integrated memory bandwidth, marking a 50% enhancement compared to the M1. Furthermore, it integrates a maximum of 24GB LPDDR5 memory and incorporates four performance core CPUs and four efficiency core CPUs, supplemented with a GPU design of up to 10 cores.
The first wave of Mac models boasting the M3 processor will comprise the anticipated fall refresh of the iMac, alongside iterative updates for the 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, which are not expected to undergo significant aesthetic changes. It is plausible that we will have to wait until the spring of 2024 for the debut of products leveraging the new M3 Pro and M3 Ultra processors and the iPad Pro series equipped with the M3 processor and an OLED display.
In addition, come September this year, Apple is predicted to announce the iPhone 15 series, the Apple Watch Series 9, and the new Apple Watch Ultra.