The next MacBook Air and iMac will get Apples 3nm

The next MacBook Air and iMac will get Apple’s 3nm M3 chipset

According to renowned experts Bloomberg Mark Gurman, Apple is working on MacBook Air and iMac computers with the M3 chipset – these will be based on an efficient 3nm manufacturing process and are not yet available to users. While the timing of when new devices will appear is unknown, Gurman expects the M3 itself to be unveiled as early as this year or early next.

    MacBook Air. Image source: Apple

MacBook Air. Image source: Apple

Gurman first spoke about it in June last year, saying Apple was working on a 13-inch MacBook Air, a 15-inch MacBook Air, and a new iMac. At the same time, he said that the M3 could appear later this year, but so far this has not happened.

Instead, earlier this month Apple introduced new MacBook Pros with the M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets, as well as a Mac mini variant with the M2 Pro. These chips are based on second generation 5nm process technology – in fact we are talking about an upgrade of the technology used when the M1 chips were released.

The M3 chipset will use fundamentally new solutions. According to TSMC, which is directly involved in the production of Apple chips, the 3nm process technology is expected to increase the speed of the chips – an increase of up to 15%, while reducing power consumption by 30% – compared to the 5- nm process technology . TSMC reportedly started manufacturing 3nm chips in Taiwan last year, but they won’t be available from the Arizona plant until 2026.

M3 chipset can get not only the new MacBook Air and iMac. According to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, new MacBook Pro models with 3nm M3 Pro and M3 Max chipsets could go on sale in the first half of 2024. We’ll have to wait — as does the predicted Mac with a touch display, which is expected to arrive in 2025.

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