Apple is said to be working on an M3 chip for Mac devices to launch next year, likely manufactured by TSMC.
Recently, Apple announced their latest chipset called Apple Silicon M2. Their latest generation of chipsets has been used in several of the newest generations of MacBook devices, which are said to have better performance than the previous generation.
Not long after the launch of this new chipset, new rumors about the next generation chipset from Apple have started to emerge. In the latest edition of the Power On Bloomberg newsletter, Mark Gurman wrote that Apple has now started working on the next-generation M3 chip.
Along with the release schedule for the Apple Silicon M3 processor, Gurman also said that the new chip would power four Mac devices next year, the 13-inch MacBook Air (J513) 15-inch MacBook Air (J515), and the new iMac (J433). There’s also a 12-inch MacBook, but the device is still in early development, and not much is known.
Reporting from Gizmochina (June 28), before launching the M3 chipset next year, Apple is expected to launch several more M2 series chips this year, which could include the M2 Pro, M2 Max, M2 Ultra, and M2 Extreme.
Apple is expected to launch its first AR/MR headset powered by the Apple M2 processor, along with new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models powered by the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. After that, the company could announce a new design of Mac Pro powered by the M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme chips.
Currently, there is no information available about the new Apple Silicon M3 processor, but it is likely to be manufactured by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). The M1 and M2 chips are manufactured using the 5nm process, but if the M3 is manufactured using the 3nm process, then these chips can offer significant performance and efficiency improvements.