Apple’s next-gen M3 MacBook Air: What we know so far

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Delhi : As many as 3 Macs were introduced at Apple's WWDC 2023, making it a Mac-fest. Along with the highly anticipated 15-inch M2 MacBook Air, M2 Ultra-powered Mac Pro, and M2 Mac Studio, the Cupertino-based tech behemoth. Many people were unhappy, though, because the announcements did not include the newest Apple silicon chip, the M3. Three new Macs, including an iMac and 13-inch MacBook Air, could be powered by the M3 SoC and could ship in October.

What does that mean for the 15-inch MacBook Air, though?

Important information concerning an M3 version of Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Air was made public by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman a week after the device's introduction by Apple. Although the 2023 MacBook Air will have an M2 SoC, Gurman disclosed in his July 11 Power On newsletter that Apple is already working on an M3 model that may debut in 2024.

How will it vary, though? The M3 chips will be produced using TSMC's 3nm technology, while Apple Silicon's M2 chips are made using a 5nm process. This is anticipated to raise the 15-inch MacBook Air's performance while simultaneously enhancing power economy. The M3 Macs, according to Gurman, may have a comparable number of GPUs and CPUs to the M2 SoC. The M3 MacBook Air's price has not yet been hinted at, but given that the M2 model was released in June for $1299, the M3 model would likely cost on par with, if not more.

The iMac, what about it?

Regarding the iMac, Gurman emphasised that an M3 version might debut later this year and will resemble the iMac from 2021 in terms of appearance. 

This was confirmed in his most recent newsletter, which was published on July 16. It stated that Apple intended to launch the M3 SoC in October, shortly after its Fall event, when the new iPhones will be unveiled, beginning with the next-generation iMac, 13-inch MacBook Air, and 13-inch MacBook Pro.