MacBook Pro With 3nm Chip Reportedly Launching Later This Year

Apple plans to release a new MacBook Pro with an upgraded chip manufactured with TSMC's advanced 3nm process in the third quarter of 2023, according to DigiTimes.

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"Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro slated for launch in the third quarter will feature 3nm processors, according to industry sources," the preview says.

The report is likely referring to a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Apple's next-generation M3 chip, which the company has yet to announce. The M3 chip is widely expected to be fabricated with TSMC's 3nm process for significant performance and power efficiency improvements compared to the 5nm-based M2 chip in the existing 13-inch MacBook Pro.

In his Power On newsletter over the weekend, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said the first Macs with the M3 chip could launch as early as October, so a launch in the fourth quarter seems more likely than the third quarter. In any case, it is increasingly likely that Apple will announce the M3 chip later this year, and the first models with the chip will likely be the next-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro, 13-inch MacBook Air, and 24-inch iMac. It's unclear when the 15-inch MacBook Air released last month will be updated with the M3 chip.

Apple last updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip in June 2022, with pricing starting at $1,299 in the United States. The laptop has a seven-year-old overall design and is the only remaining Mac with a Touch Bar instead of physical function keys. It's unclear if the next model will have any major design changes.

Apple is expected to update the iPad Pro with the M3 chip and an OLED display in the first half of 2024, bringing 3nm technology to its high-end tablet. 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M3 Pro and M3 Max chips are also expected to launch next year, and an M3 Ultra chip for the Mac Studio and Mac Pro is likely in the future.

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Apple Fan 2008 Avatar
13 months ago
Having a Touch Bar on at least one model is good for those who like it
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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
13 months ago

I say ditch the Touch Bar. It was a failed concept. Apple should just adopt touch screens in the Macs & be done with it.
I think before ditching the Touch Bar. Apple needs to consider ditching the notch on MacBooks. It honestly serves no purpose. Not even Face ID. At least, Touch Bar is semi-functional.

In addition, we are also getting 13" iPad Pro models next year tho.

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Sleepy Dog 27 Avatar
13 months ago

I say ditch the Touch Bar. It was a failed concept. Apple should just adopt touch screens in the Macs & be done with it.
I'd much prefer to keep the Touch Bar than to get touch screens.
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13 months ago
Wow! I can't believe Macbook 13" is a seven-year-old body design. Having a Touch Bar is so nostalgic! sometimes I do find myself missing it.
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DHagan4755 Avatar
13 months ago
"Next-generation MacBook Pro" is silly if it's just the same 13" MacBook Pro design we've had since 2016.
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13 months ago
If Touch Bar is here to stay. I want Apple to let customers customize the Touch Bar. It needs to be revamped!

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