M3 Chip Trio
M3 Chip Trio

Apple’s M3 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air release expected in early 2024

What To Know

  • The M3 MacBook Pro by Apple is anticipated to make its debut in early 2024, with the M3 MacBook Air following suit a few months later, as per insights from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
  • In his latest Power On newsletter installment, Gurman discloses that the 13-inch and 15-inch M3 MacBook Air models are presently in the engineering verification test (EVT) phase.
  • According to Gurman, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros equipped with M3 Pro and M3 Max chips have advanced to the DVT stage, an abbreviation for design validation test.
  • Supercharged and 9to5Mac had reported that the iPad Air and iPad mini were slated to receive chip upgrades, with the former expected to adopt the M2 chip and the latter to be upgraded to the A16 Bionic chip.

The M3 MacBook Pro by Apple is anticipated to make its debut in early 2024, with the M3 MacBook Air following suit a few months later, as per insights from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.

Gurman had previously projected a potential October launch for a MacBook Air featuring the new chip. However, he has now adjusted his estimate, suggesting that the release is more likely to occur sometime between the upcoming spring and summer, “at the earliest.”

In his latest Power On newsletter installment, Gurman discloses that the 13-inch and 15-inch M3 MacBook Air models are presently in the engineering verification test (EVT) phase. In contrast, the M3 MacBook Pros have made more substantial progress and are now “approaching mass production.”

Apple’s First M3 MacBooks Coming Next Year

According to Gurman, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros equipped with M3 Pro and M3 Max chips have advanced to the DVT stage, an abbreviation for design validation test. This places them on a trajectory for release “somewhere in the early to spring period of 2024,” he observes.

It’s worth noting that Apple had previously launched its 2023 MacBook Pros featuring M2 Pro and M2 Max chips in January.

Gurman’s report also contradicts recent speculations over the weekend that Apple would be introducing new iPads in the near future.

Supercharged and 9to5Mac had reported that the iPad Air and iPad mini were slated to receive chip upgrades, with the former expected to adopt the M2 chip and the latter to be upgraded to the A16 Bionic chip.

In his report, Gurman acknowledges the ongoing development of upgrades along these lines but asserts, “I do not believe that any significant updates are on the immediate horizon.”

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