The M3 chip is imminent. A leak places it in these three new Macs

The tech world has been waiting for the arrival of Apple’s M3 chip. Its possible launch has been talked about for a long time and finally the leaks seem to confirm its imminent arrival. This chip promises to be one of the most powerful and efficient on the market since it based on a 3 nm architecture.

The 3nm architecture allows the chip to have more transistors, which means it can process more data in less time, consume less power and generate less heat. This translates into greater speed and efficiency for the devices that use it. And these are, always rumoured, the upcoming 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air and the redesigned 13-inch MacBook Pro.

A busy stage at the gates of WWDC

We’ve been rumored for a while that Apple is working on a new generation MacBook Air in two different sizes: 13-inch and 15-inch. Mark Gurman told us that last Sunday MacBook Air update was “imminent” and that at least one of the new versions would have the M3 chip. Now, according to 9to5Mac sources, the new 13-inch version of the MacBook Air (known as the J513) with the M3 chip is already in development.

A few weeks ago, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple would launch a 15-inch version of the MacBook Air with the M2 and M2 Pro chips in early April. This is where 9to5 takes the lead when it comes to saying so This model will have the same entry-level M3 chip than the new 13-inch version. The chip will have an 8-core CPU just like the M1 and M2.

On the other hand, Apple also seems to have plans to upgrade its 13-inch MacBook Pro with the latest Apple Silicon chip. This new version (J504) It will also feature the 8-core M3 chip Like the new MacBook Air. An interesting change of course, because last year there were rumors that Apple could give up the “Pro” name for this computer.

The new iMacs are a lot closer than we thought

Although it is not yet known exactly when Apple intends to present these new Macs, there is speculation that the presentation of the new MacBook Air could take place at WWDC23, which according to the calendar of previous years must take place in June.
An other possibility would be an arrival via press release ahead of the developer conference, a scenario that gains some figures if we take into account the amount of news that WWDC has planned in the form of Apple Reality Pro, among others. In any case, it is clear that changes are coming and that they are coming faster than we could have expected.

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