June 2, 2023

Apple’s M2 Professional and M2 Max chips made their debut in the beginning of the yr, and now the tech big is reportedly working the following processor in its M sequence: the M3 chip.

The M3 chip exists and is already present process testing, in response to a report from Bloomberg on Sunday. Totally different variations of the chip have reportedly been noticed in knowledge from App Retailer builders, with a base model consisting of 12 CPU cores. A potential Professional model of the M3 could have the identical variety of cores together with 18 graphic cores and 36GB of reminiscence.

Apple did not reply to a request for remark. 

Apple launched its M chips to energy the corporate’s line of MacBooks, Macs and iPads in 2020 after years of utilizing Intel processors. The brand new chips present higher efficiency whereas additionally extending the battery lifetime of the gadget. 

It is potential the primary Macs with M3 chips might launch late this yr or in early 2024, in response to Bloomberg. The corporate reportedly has M3-based iMacs, MacBook Execs and MacBook Airs within the works. 

Apple is preparing for its WWDC 2023 developer occasion subsequent month, but it surely’s unlikely the corporate would reveal the M3 chip on the occasion. We expect to see updates to iOS and the corporate’s different software program, in addition to Apple’s long-rumored AR/VR headset. Apple might also reveal a brand new 15-inch MacBook Air at WWDC, which CNET’s Dan Ackerman says can be “interesting,” particularly if it comes with solely a modest worth bump over the 13-inch Air. 

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