Apple is expected to launch its initial MacBooks utilizing TSMC’s 3nm fabrication process in the year 2024, claims recent five-year global notebook shipments forecast published by DigiTimes. This contradicts the rumors circulating, which falsely claim that the release will occur this year.
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The report anticipates a cessation of the two-year downturn in the notebook market, projecting a 4.7% increase in shipments in 2024. This growth is expected to be propelled by the alleviation of inflationary pressures and the introduction of novel products, such as the forthcoming MacBooks equipped with 3nm-based chips.
As per report, it is anticipated that in 2023, there will be a decrease rather than an increase in the proportion of notebooks utilizing Arm-based processors. This is primarily due to Apple, a prominent brand that predominantly employs in-house designed Arm-based CPUs for its notebook range, projected to encounter a substantial decline in shipments during 2023.
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This decline is attributed to the brand’s intention to transition to CPUs manufactured by a 3nm node at TSMC in 2024, aiming to enhance performance.
According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, it was suggested in July that the announcement of the initial Macs equipped with the M3 chip could potentially occur in October of this year.
Taking into consideration Apple’s recent launch of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models in January, as well as the more recent introduction of the 15-inch MacBook Air, Mac Studio, and Mac Pro models in June, Gurman stated that the next iMac, 13-inch MacBook Air, and 13-inch MacBook Pro are likely to be the first devices to benefit from the new M3 chip.
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