Apple will release M3 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air next year

Apple’s M3 MacBook Pro is anticipated to debut in early 2024, and it will be followed by the M3 MacBook Air a few months later. This timeline has been provided by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Previously, Gurman had suggested the possibility of a MacBook Air with the new chip being launched in October. However, his latest insights indicate that a release for this product seems more likely to occur between the spring and summer of the following year, at the earliest.

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Gurman’s recent Power On newsletter reveals that the 13-inch and 15-inch M3 MacBook Airs have entered the engineering verification test (EVT) phase. In contrast, the M3 MacBook Pros have progressed further in the development process and are on the verge of entering mass production.

According to Gurman’s report, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros featuring M3 Pro and M3 Max chips have reached the design validation test (DVT) stage. This indicates that they are on track for release sometime between early and spring 2024. It’s important to note that Apple had introduced its 2023 MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips in January.

Gurman’s insights appear to contradict recent rumours suggesting that Apple might unveil new iPads in the near future. Reports had indicated that the iPad Air and iPad mini were receiving chip upgrades, with the former expected to feature the M2 chip and the latter to upgrade to the A16 Bionic. However, Gurman’s report suggests that while upgrades of this nature are in development, they are not likely to be introduced in the immediate future.