With the M2 series processors that Apple introduced last year, it does a pretty good job in terms of performance on MacBook and iPad models. Produced with 5 nm technology, these processors are quite ambitious in terms of efficiency and performance. However, with the development of production technology by Apple’s processor supplier TSMC, the way for new processors has been opened.
MacBook Air with M3 processor may be introduced in the second half of the year
Apple’s processor supplier TSMC started mass production of new chips that went through the 3 nm production process at the end of December. The first stop of the 3 nm processors produced by TSMC may be the MacBook Air before the iPhone 15 Pro models.
According to the information received, the new Air model can be equipped with processors that go through the 3 nm production process with the second half of 2023. Information about the introduction date of the new laptop has not been shared yet.
Recently, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro will be updated with 3nm M3 Pro and M3 Max chips in 2024. Apple is already following a similar strategy this year. The company first introduced the MacBook Air model with the M2 processor, and recently we saw the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the M2 Pro and M2 Max processors.
If a similar strategy is followed, it would not surprise us to see the M3 chips, which passed Apple’s 3 nm production process, in the MacBook Air model for the first time. Although it is said that the new MacBook model will be introduced in the first half of 2023, the new information points to the second half of the year for promotion.
The current MacBook Air with the M2 processor was launched in July last year. Besides the processor, the new laptop offers many features including notched display, MagSafe charging and 1080p resolution camera. On the other hand, Apple has not yet removed the Air model with the M1 processor from sale.
With the 3 nm production process, processors are expected to improve in terms of performance, while their efficiency is expected to increase. So what do you think about the new M3 processor MacBook Air? You can share your views with us in the comments section.