According to a new rumor, Apple is already making an M3 chip, although the M2 is still pretty much new to the silicon block.
It’s a rather surprisingly early time to hear about the M3, stay skeptical around it, though it has been said, it comes from the more reliable Apple liqueurs out there; Mark Gurman.
Published in Gurman’s latest newsletter Bloomberg (Opens in new tab)) He mentioned that Apple is working on the M3, which should theoretically end in the Mac within the next year. Apparently, the M3 is destined to be a refreshed MacBook Air 13-inch engine, as well as a MacBook Air 15-inch engine and a new all-in-one IMAC (he didn’t specify any size model). All of which are scheduled for launch in 2023.
There is also mention of a 12-inch MacBook (also rumored recently, as you may think), but this is even more temporary because the portable is still at the very beginning of the development timeline. Of course, all of this is speculation, so we should be careful about how much weight any one of these potential new Macs should weigh, anyway.
Creative block (Opens in new tab) Rumors point to further rumors of the mill, adding to this report that an M3 chip is being built that will use TSMC’s 3nm process (N3), shifting a gear from 5nm (as used by the new M2, and the original M1 in that regard). )
We know that TSMC is ready to crank up volume production of 3nm chips in the final quarter of 2022, so it corresponds to the 2023 deadline for shipping between M3 and new Macs.
Some time ago theory – see information (Opens in new tab) – Apple is working on a trio of M3 chips, which will be the base SoC, Plus Pro and Max versions (or equivalent), up to a possible 40 cores of processors (not vanilla M3, of course, but pop-up chips).
Analysis: What are the chances of an M3 SoC coming soon?
It looks like the new M3 could be seriously powerful, and built in 3nm it will offer some great benefits not only in terms of performance, but also in terms of substantial improvement in energy efficiency. The exciting thing is, without a doubt, playing the game of guessing how arrogant the heirs of M2 can be.
So, what can we expect as the next step in Apple’s own silicon? After M2, there will probably be M2 Pro and M2 Max (assuming the M1 follows the launch pattern), and so we can assume that those chips will debut after 2022. (Rumor has it that long ago, Apple planned to push a bunch of Mac-MacBook, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro models – the M2 chip drives them).
With the M3 appearing in 2023, obviously we’re looking forward to Apple moving from the M2 within a year.
Could that happen? It seems too early to hear about the M3, and SoC expects to be ready to debut on multiple Macs next year. Even if it’s Apple’s plan – and we’ll be careful about keeping too much stock in that idea at the moment – the company could still hit the grimline and delay, either with chip production or in fact the actual devices can be fruitful.
It’s good to remember all the hiccups that have plagued Apple recently in terms of lockdowns in China and MacBook production. And let’s not forget that the recently launched MacBook Air (M2, 2022) was supposed to be out late last year – or at least, Grapevine must have believed that Apple’s intention was to release the redesign much earlier than it actually was.
Despite the skepticism, we certainly won’t cancel the M3 for next year. And if Apple plans to launch a new generation of its own silicon every year, the pace of development and the ever-increasing processor coming together will certainly do no harm to Mac sales that are beating these SoCs. Heart.
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