November 30, 2023

Regardless of Bloomberg‘s earlier stories saying Apple is readying new M3 Mac fashions for later this yr, prime insider Ming-Chi Kuo thinks in any other case.

In response to his newest report, “it appears that evidently Apple won’t launch new MacBook fashions (outfitted with M3 collection processors) earlier than the tip of this yr.” For the time being, it’s unclear why Apple would delay the primary batch of M3 Macs.

Beforehand, Mark Gurman stated Apple was readying a number of new M3 Macs for later this yr, together with a 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Professional, an entry-level Mac mini, and a brand new 24-inch iMac.

Right here’s what Gurman beforehand stated about which fashions might be launched in a doable October occasion:

13-inch MacBook Air (codenamed Mac 15,1 and J513/J613): might be introduced in October with the M3 chip; it was final up to date on June 2022.

13-inch MacBook Professional (codenamed Mac 15,3 and J504): is also introduced in October with the M3 chip; it was final up to date on June 2022

24-inch iMac (codenamed Mac 15,4, Mac 15,5, J433, and J434): final up to date in April 2021, Gurman expects this machine to get the M3 chip within the October occasion;

Mac mini (codenamed Mac 15,12): Gurman says Apple began testing what it appears to be the M3 Mac mini.  It contains eight CPU cores, 10 graphic processor cores, and 24GB of reminiscence. This machine runs macOS Sonoma 14.1, however it’s unclear if it might be launched later this October.

Gurman additionally beforehand stated a brand new 15-inch MacBook Air was already within the works, although it’s unclear when it might launch.

BGR will replace this story as soon as we hear extra from Ming-Chi Kuo and why Apple may need scrapped plans to launch new M3 MacBook fashions this yr.