Apple’s engaged on a MacBook Air and iMac with an M3 chip constructed utilizing the extra environment friendly 3-nanometer fabrication course of, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Whereas it’s not clear when the 2 upgraded units would possibly launch, Gurman expects the M3 chip to reach later this 12 months or early subsequent 12 months.
Gurman first hinted at this in June of last year, noting that Apple’s engaged on an M3-equipped 13-inch MacBook Air, 15-inch MacBook Air, and a brand new iMac. On the time, he added that the M3 chip might seem as early as this 12 months, however that hasn’t occurred.
As an alternative, Apple included the brand new M2 Professional and M2 Max chips with the lineup of MacBook Pros it introduced earlier this month, and in addition added an M2 Pro chip to the Mac Mini. These chips are based mostly on a second-generation 5nm course of, which remains to be an improve from the usual 5nm course of Apple makes use of to manufacture its M1 chips.