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Apple’s M3 Chip Could Come to New iMac, MacBook Air This Year, Report Says

According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, the tech giant is almost ready to reveal new M3-powered products.

Apple may introduce products with its new M3 chip in the next several months. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said in his Power On newsletter on Sunday that Apple would introduce a new M3-powered MacBook Air in June, followed by an M3 iMac later in the year.

At its yearly Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple is rumored to unveil the M3, maybe alongside a new 13-inch MacBook Air. The new processor will represent the first time “Apple is going from 5-nanometer chip manufacturing technology to a 3-nanometer design in the Mac,” according to Gurman, a well recognized and credible source of Apple rumor’s.

The majority of the improvements to the upcoming M3 iMacs, which are currently undergoing testing, will be internal. According to reports, they won’t likely start shipping until the second half of the year. According to Gurman, an early 2024 update of the iPad Pro will include the M3 chip in addition to an OLED display for Apple’s tablet.

Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Some of this information was previously covered by Bloomberg, albeit the timing was less certain. Gurman stated that a 15-inch MacBook Air, new Mac Pro, and an M3 iMac were all in the works in a September newsletter.

An Apple 15-inch MacBook Air has never been produced. The 11-inch model of the ultralight computer was once made by the firm, but it was stopped in 2016. The only MacBook Air model left was the 13-inch version.

The iMac was last updated with an M1 chip in April 2021, making it almost two years old at this point. The Mac Pro, Apple’s most potent computer, was last upgraded in 2019 and continues to use Intel processors. Now, it’s the only Apple product that doesn’t utilize its own silicon.