Bloomberg: 13-Inch MacBook Pro With M3 Chip Unlikely to Be Announced at 'Scary Fast' Event

A new version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring the M3 chip is unlikely to appear at Apple's "Scary Fast" Mac event next week, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter shared over the weekend, Gurman said that supplies of the 13-inch MacBook Pro were running low and indicated that it could be replaced next week.

He now says that the new machine likely won't appear at Apple's upcoming event. The new entry-level MacBook Pro, codenamed "J504," apparently remains in the works and features a "base version of the M3 chip." Gurman has reported the existence of the device since April.

This means that the main models in the running for announcement at the event are the iMac and the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro, all with M3-series chips. Gurman added that he is not expecting to see any other refreshed devices at the event, including iPads or AirPods.

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Top Rated Comments

erikkfi Avatar
7 months ago
I don’t understand why you need a “base version” of the MacBook Pro. Isn’t that a MacBook Air?
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kk200 Avatar
7 months ago

Hence, a 20-minute event just for iMacs and MacBook Pros… That seems unlikely, something else is coming as well, otherwise a dedicated event doesn't make sense.
Maybe something related to japan gaming industry. This event is hold at asia time.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jaro65 Avatar
7 months ago
It would be pretty silly if it did. It's time for Apple to drop this model and simplify the entire lineup.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EugW Avatar
7 months ago

I don’t understand why you need a “base version” of the MacBook Pro. Isn’t that a MacBook Air?
From what I understand, the 13” MBP is still quite popular with the corporate crowd, and is the second most popular Mac overall after the MB Air.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ericwn Avatar
7 months ago
Two different predictions in a single week, top job Gurman, covering every of the 2 possible outcomes. Glad we have that wrapped up in an article.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
matttarantino Avatar
7 months ago
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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