Four New MacBooks on Schedule for Launch in 2024

Four new MacBook models with M3-series chips are on schedule to launch next year, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports.

Apple MacBook Pro M2 Feature Blue Green
In his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said that new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models featuring the M3 Pro and M3 Max chips have now reached design validation testing (DVT), meaning that the devices are nearing mass production. He believes that progress on the new machines indicates that they are likely to launch between early 2024 and the spring, which would mirror the approximate time frame in which the M2 Pro and ‌M2‌ Max MacBook Pro models launched earlier this year.

New 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air models with the M3 chip have also apparently reached engineering verification testing (EVT), an earlier production testing phase on prototype devices. Gurman says this puts the next-generation MacBook Airs on schedule for launch between the spring and summer of next year at the earliest, which could also mirror the time frame of the current models' launches that took place at WWDC in June 2022 and 2023.

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Top Rated Comments

T'hain Esh Kelch Avatar
7 weeks ago

What else can we expect besides M3 chips?
Higher prices, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD!
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sehns Avatar
7 weeks ago
My dream is a a Macbook Mini which is the 12" Macbook returneth with an M chip and a sim card slot and a gorgeous screen
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gpat Avatar
7 weeks ago
13" Air
15" Air
14" Pro
16" Pro

Pretty much the best notebook lineup ever by Apple.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PsykX Avatar
7 weeks ago

M3 is exciting. However, as I just upgraded to an M2...I'm good until the M4 debuts. :cool:
I thought M3 was going to be groundbreaking, but the latest iPhone chip is 3nm and only like 10% faster ?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
saintmac Avatar
7 weeks ago
So the M3Pro/Max would be launched before the M3 ?
Highly unlikely.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ho Tai Avatar
7 weeks ago

"design validation testing (DVT), meaning that the devices are nearing mass production." --> "to launch between early 2024 and the spring"

"engineering verification testing (EVT), an earlier production testing phase on prototype devices." --> "for launch between the spring and summer of next year at the earliest"

I would have thought that engineering verification testing would be a step further along the development pipeline that design verification testing?

Am I wrong?

So why is the release schedule sooner?
I wondered the same thing. Here are some definitions I found on

* Engineering Validation Testing (EVT)

* Component level validation to ensure the discrete parts of a project all function as expected. This can include specific circuits and any aspect of mechanical fitment.

* Design Validation Testing (DVT)

* Unit level validation to ensure that components of the system will work together effectively when combined. Full system validation will begin at this stage.

* Production Validation Testing (PVT)

* Full system level validation, assembly and regulatory testing to verify that the entire device functions as expected and can be manufactured at scale.

Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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