When to Expect the First Macs With the M4 Chip to Launch

Apple last week updated the iPad Pro with the M4 chip, marking the first time that it introduced an M-series chip in an iPad instead of a Mac. However, the first Macs equipped with the M4 chip will allegedly be released in a matter of months.

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In his latest Power On newsletter on Sunday, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said the MacBook Pro and Mac mini will be updated with the M4 series of chips later this year. Specifically, he expects a 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M4 chip, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M4 Pro and M4 Max chips, and Mac mini models with M4 and M4 Pro chips.

He expects the MacBook Air, Mac Studio, and Mac Pro to be updated with M4-series chips throughout 2025, but he did not mention the iMac.

Gurman had already shared a roadmap for M4 Macs, but he was more definitive this time with his claim that the first Macs with the M4 chip will be released later this year, rather than at some point between late 2024 and early 2025. October is a common month for Apple to release new Macs, so the MacBook Pro and Mac mini could be updated in around five months from now if Gurman's timeframes prove to be accurate.

Geekbench 6 results show that the M4 chip is up to 25% faster than the M3 chip for multi-core CPU performance. Manufactured with TSMC's second-generation 3nm process, the M4 chip is also more power efficient than the M3 chip.

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Top Rated Comments

Aries79 Avatar
2 weeks ago
I believe that Gurman may be wrong with the MacStudio and MacPro, and that we will see the first M4 in Macs right in the Mac Studio by WWDC.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kinless Avatar
2 weeks ago
My 2012 MBP is hanging on by a thread. October can't get here fast enough...
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kulfon Avatar
2 weeks ago
More interested in when to expect a new display:-)
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TigerNike23 Avatar
2 weeks ago
Just release an M4 Mac Mini and take my money already, please?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CWallace Avatar
2 weeks ago

Just release an M4 Mac Mini and take my money already, please?

Probably 2025. MacBook Pros and the Studio will get there long before the Mini.
Honestly, Mac mini with M4 at WWDC makes some sense as it sells in low quantities.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fuzzball84 Avatar
2 weeks ago

Either 2024 or 2025

Hopefully M4 won't have the same critical hardware flaw of M1, M2 and M3.
It is a hard wired bug… but software mitigations and the fact the exploit is only exploitable under certain conditions meanits practically a non issue for essentially anyone.

In any case, M4 could have a bug, whether it is found or not, and again… it can be patched…

There are way more pertinent security issues for users
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)