Earlier than Apple revealed the 15-inch MacBook Air at its Worldwide Builders Convention (WWDC), there was loads of hypothesis over what chip would energy the system. Sadly, we now comprehend it received’t include a next-generation chip — however we would not have to attend lengthy earlier than that modifications.
That’s as a result of Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman claims Apple is already engaged on a brand new model of the 15-inch MacBook Air that might be kitted out with an M3 chip. We may see this new mannequin as quickly as 2024, Gurman’s report says.
That can come as nice information for Apple followers, as a result of the present 15-inch MacBook Air isn’t practically as revolutionary as you may anticipate. In actual fact, the one differentiating issue in comparison with the 13-inch MacBook Air is its display screen measurement. It feels a bit misplaced in Apple’s present Mac lineup.
All the things may change with the M3 chip, as it’s anticipated to be a considerable step up over the newest 15-inch MacBook Air’s M2. In keeping with the rumor mill, it is going to be made utilizing a 3-nanometer course of, whereas the M2 is manufactured with a 5nm course of. The smaller course of ought to end in a chip that gives way more energy and effectivity, and it’s apparently already exceeding expectations in testing.
Apparently, the M3 chip within the 15-inch MacBook Air may have pretty related CPU and GPU core counts in comparison with the M2, in keeping with Gurman. Apple usually will increase the core counts from technology to technology — the M2 Extremely within the new Mac Professional has a 24-core CPU and 60-core GPU versus the 20-core CPU and 48-core GPU within the M1 Extremely.
Nevertheless, if the M3’s 3nm course of makes it way more environment friendly and highly effective, there won’t be a urgent want to extend the core rely within the subsequent MacBook Air. As an alternative, it’d be capable of do a complete lot extra with much less.
In addition to a brand new 15-inch MacBook Air, Gurman additionally states that the M3 chip will make its means into a brand new iMac and a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Professional, each of which may both be a part of Apple’s 2023 Mac lineup or debut subsequent yr.
Meaning if you happen to’re within the M3 chip and wish to see what all of the fuss is about, you won’t have lengthy to attend. If Gurman is right, there might be rather a lot to stay up for for Mac followers.