All-new Apple M3 chip mass production expected to begin in second half of 2023
Apple is expected to begin mass production of its next-generation M-series chip, the M3 in the second half of 2023 according to respected TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says the production will begin “slightly ahead of M3 Pro and M3 Max” chip production.
The rumored new M3 chip is expected to feature in future models of the 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, and Mac mini, which Apple will likely announce towards the end of the year, paving the way for the launch of the M3 Pro and M3 Max chip variants in early 2024.
The mass production of the M3 chip in second half of 2023 suggests that Apple’s rumored new 15-inch MacBook Air, which could be announced as soon as WWDC23 in June, will feature the M2 chip, which is present in the smaller 13-inch MacBook Air, and 13-inch MacBook Pro.
According to rumours, Apple’s next-generation M3 chip will be produced on the latest 3nm process, offering performance and power efficiency improvements over the current M2 chip, which is manufactured with a 5nm process.
Kuo hasn’t speculated on when Apple’s first wave of new M3-equipped Macs could make a debut.