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Apple Might Release M3 With 13 And 15 Inch MacBook Air From WWDC, OLED iPad With M3 Coming Next Year

Along with a new report on the next generation of iMacs being tested, Bloomberg reports Mark Gorman Share details about expectations for the new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air such as chips and launch dates, as well as when Apple could launch the M3 OLED iPad Pro.

In his Power On newsletter, after focusing on some exciting news about the next-generation iMac, Mark detailed more about Apple’s laptop and tablet plans.

The new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air

The report highlights that updates to the MacBook Air are imminent but some details such as which chip will be used are “a little less clear”.

While it could work to put the older M2 chip in the all-new 15-inch MacBook Air, Mark thinks Apple is more likely to put the M3 in the refreshed 13-inch MacBook Air.

He says, “The 15-inch MacBook Air with the M2 chip may still excite consumers, but the new 13-inch MacBook Air M2 is unlikely to be compelling. So it’s plausible that Apple is preparing at least the 13-inch model to be the M3 machine.” .

Interestingly, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that Apple will introduce the M2 or M2 Pro in the upcoming 15-inch MacBook Air (although he believes it may be called a “MacBook”).

However, with how close these launches are, Apple may have decided to put the M3 in both the new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air laptops.

lunch date?

If Apple is trying to launch the 15-inch MacBook Air as soon as possible in April — or at least before June — it might make sense if it comes with an M2/M2 Pro with a 13-inch version held until WWDC when it announces the M3 chip.

However, Mark doesn’t specify a launch date prediction for either of the two new MacBook Air laptops other than they’re scheduled to arrive between “late spring and summer.” This is in contrast to Ross Young who believes that the 15-inch model may arrive as soon as early April.

M3 improvements

Mark says the M3 will be a significant shift as Apple moves from a 5nm chip design to a 3nm one that will bring a “significant boost” in power efficiency and performance.

While we just saw Apple launch the M2 Pro and M2 Max along with the latest MacBook Pro, Mark says it will likely be 2024 before Apple launches the M3 Pro and M3 Max.

M3 OLED iPad Pro and touchscreen MacBook

The first OLED iPad |  iPad Pro held in hand on desk

Looking ahead, the report states that the M3 chip is expected to arrive in the new OLED iPad Pro in the first half of 2024. This falls in line with Apple’s trend of refreshing its tablet PCs in the spring as well as confirming what we heard from a young Ross.

And in two years, Mark said “more exciting Mac upgrades will be coming as early as 2025.” As mentioned earlier, this may be Apple’s first touchscreen MacBook with an OLED display.

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