The first M3 Macs from Apple may be released in October

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the first shipment of Macs using Apple’s new M3 processor might come as early as the first week of October. Gurman says in his most recent Power On newsletter that Apple “should be another launch” after their annual iPhone event in September, with new Macs likely being the centrepiece of whatever they have in store. The next iMac, 13-inch MacBook Air, and 13-inch MacBook Pro are expected to be the first products to benefit from the new CPU, as “October is too early for new high-end MacBook Pros or desktops,” he says.

Gurman stated at the beginning of March that two new iMac models featuring Apple’s next-generation M3 silicon were in “a late stage” of development. TSMC’s 3nm process is projected to provide considerable performance and power efficiency benefits for Apple’s new chipset, despite the fact that it is unlikely to have many more CPU and GPU cores than the company’s current M2 SoCs. Gurman speculated that the new iMac, which would have the same bright look as the 2021 model, would be released as soon as the second half of 2023. A new 32-inch iMac is also under development at Apple, he reported last week, but he cautioned that we shouldn’t expect to see it until late 2024.

New iPad models have often been revealed alongside Apple’s latest Macs, but it appears that won’t be the case this time around. Until the M3 iPad Pros with OLED screens are out next year, “I wouldn’t expect any major upgrades,” Gurman adds. He does, however, say that a new iPad Air with updated internals is in the works at Apple. The M1 chipset is a legacy component in the current generation.

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