Apple’s 13-Inch MacBook Pro Tipped For 3nm TSMC Chip
If Apple is to announce M3-powered Macs later this year they’ll be powered by silicon built on a 3nm manufacturing process according to a new report.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has already suggested that Apple will hold an October event to announce new M3-powered Macs including a 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Now, a new paywalled DigiTimes report, seen by MacRumors, suggests that the new Mac will be among the first to use TSMC’s advanced 3nm manufacturing process.
“Apple’s next-generation MacBook Pro slated for launch in the third quarter will feature 3nm processors, according to industry sources,” MacRumors cites the preview of a larger, unpublished story as saying.
If Apple is indeed going to bring M3-powered Macs to market in October we can expect the 13-inch MacBook Pro to be joined by an updated 13-inch MacBook Air as well as a new iMac. It’s unlikely that the 15-inch MacBook Air will be updated with M3 Apple silicon, however, especially considering it only went on sale last month. That machine uses the same M2 chip as the 13-inch MacBook Air.
The same M3 chip is also expected to be used in future iPad Pro tablets, and we can expect that to also be built on the same 3nm process by TSMC. The current expectations are that the new iPad Pros will be announced in or around October alongside those new Macs.