Exploring the M3 MacBook Pro

By ANAS KHAN 11 Min Read

Earlier reports stated the first M3 MacBooks would be released this month, but more current information indicates we’ll have to wait until next year for these. A recent supply chain study confirms this, stating that Apple intends to migrate to 3nm CPUs in 2024.

There is still a chance that we will see some M3 Macs, just not laptops, before then.



But the upcoming release of the new M3 chip is arguably the most interesting development. It will run the MacBooks of the upcoming generation. According to a recent story from Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, this revolutionary microprocessor may now be available as early as October instead of its original release date of late 2023.

Apple’s lineup of devices should benefit from a variety of new features and capabilities thanks to the M3 chip. iMac, 13-inch MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro, among others. This potent new processor will undoubtedly boost smartphone performance and improve the user experience. Making it a release that Apple fans all over the world are eagerly awaiting.

The introduction of the M3 processor is a big milestone for the business and its clients, even though it’s still unknown whether Apple will have a keynote event to introduce the new goods or sell them directly to retailers. Significant enhancements in speed, battery use, and graphics performance are anticipated from the new CPU. It enables users to execute things more quickly and effectively than before.

Apple fans are excitedly awaiting the arrival of the new MacBooks and the exciting new features they will offer as the end of summer draws near. The release of the M3 processor is guaranteed to be a huge event and one that is sure to arouse excitement and expectation among Apple devotees all over the world, whether you’re a professional user or just a casual consumer of Apple’s goods.

When will we see the first M3 MacBooks?

When will we see the first M3 MacBooks?

Back in July, Bloomberg predicted that the first M3 Macs would arrive in October, citing as “likely” model an iMac, a 13-inch MacBook Air, and a 13-inch MacBook Pro (yes, a replacement for the previous Touch Bar model).

The 15-inch MacBook Air and M2 Ultra Mac Studio were the most recent M2 models to be released, thus generating some people’s eyes, including ours. We questioned if Apple would truly upgrade from M2 to M3 so rapidly.

The situation altered the following month when the same source suggested that an M3 Mac mini could debut in October without mentioning MacBooks.

Ming-Chi Kuo was certain that no M3 MacBooks would be released before September 2024.

The Starters

The Starters

Even though Apple Inc. is still a few weeks away from launching its next batch of Macs using M2 CPUs, it is already working on a successor processor called the M3.

In order to make sure that the next-generation Macs with the M3 CPUs are compatible with its software ecosystem, the company has started to put them through their paces. Through this method, we have previously acquired an early look at new semiconductors. In addition to several of the earlier M2-based computers, the company has previously disclosed the specifications of the future 15-inch MacBook Air and Apple Silicon Mac Pro.

The M3 could assist the corporation in finding novel methods to lure customers back to the portfolio. Sales for Apple’s Mac division fell 31% last quarter, falling short of experts’ already dismal projections.

So how does the M3 appear? At least one test version contains 36 gigabytes of memory, 12 CPU cores, and 18 graphics cores. That is supported by information gathered by an App Store developer and provided to Power On. The chip’s primary processor, the CPU, is made up of six high-performance cores for the most demanding tasks and six efficiency cores for jobs requiring less power.

The chip itself in this test is most likely the entry-level model of what will be the M3 Pro coming next year and is operating on a future high-end MacBook Pro with the next macOS 14.0.

M3 Pro (in testing):

  • 12 CPU cores, six of which are high-performance and six of which are power-efficient
  • with 18 graphics cores
  • 36 GB of storage

The increase in core counts over the M2 Pro would be equal to the change from the M1 Pro to the M2 Pro if the test chip were the entry-level M3 Pro. It would include two more CPU cores that are energy-efficient and two more graphics processors. The top-end setup in this case also gets a memory boost of 4GB.

Apple’s next high-end MacBook Pro processor might have up to 14 CPU cores and more than a horrible 40 GPU cores if the M3 Max gained an equivalent amount of performance to the M2 Max (compared to the M1 Max). Further speculation would suggest that the M3 Ultra chip could have up to 28 CPU cores and more than 80 GPU cores, up from the M1 Ultra’s 64-core maximum.

You must be wondering how Apple managed to squeeze that many cores into a chip. The company’s decision to transition to 3-nanometer manufacturing with its M3 line is the solution. With such a method, a designer may cram additional cores into an already compact processor, increasing chip density.

I think the first Macs with M3 processors will start showing up at the end of the year or early in the following one. I’ve been told that the business is already working on M3-based iMacs, high-end and low-end MacBook Pros, and MacBook Airs, even though the first 15-inch MacBook Air with an M2 chip is scheduled to appear this summer.


The M3 chip, which is expected to power the next generation of MacBooks, is set to arrive in October. Originally scheduled for release in late 2023, the new chip may now arrive as early as October, according to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. The M3 chip is expected to bring new features and capabilities to Apple’s range of devices, including the iMac, MacBook Air 13″, and MacBook Pro. This powerful new chip is expected to improve device performance and enhance the user experience, making it a highly anticipated release for Apple fans worldwide.

Apple Inc. is still a few weeks away from debuting its next set of Macs with M2 chips, but the company is readying a follow-up processor: the M3. In order to make sure that the next-generation Macs with the M3 CPUs are compatible with its software ecosystem, the company has started to put them through their paces. The M3 could help Apple entice customers back to the lineup, as the company’s Mac business suffered a 31% sales decline last quarter.

The M3 test chip includes 36 gigabytes of memory, 12 CPU cores, and 18 graphics cores.  If the chip in testing is the base-level M3 Pro, the increase in core counts compared with the M2 Pro would be similar to the jump from the M1 Pro to the M2 Pro. If the M3 Max gets a similar gain as the M2 Max, Apple’s next high-end MacBook Pro chip could come with up to 14 CPU cores and more than 40 graphics cores.


Will there be an M3 MacBook Pro?

According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, Apple’s M3 MacBook Pro could debut at the start of 2024, with the M3 MacBook Air following a few months later.

Which MacBook has an M3 chip?

The M3 Pro processor is rumored to be in the 14-inch MacBook Pro, while the M3 Max chip may be in the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The engineering verification test, or EVT, stage of the M3 MacBook Air with 13-inch and 15-inch screen sizes is underway, and a summer 2024 release is anticipated.

What can we expect from the M3 chip?

The M3 chip will include an 8-core CPU and a 10-core GPU, just like the M2 chip, but the higher-end chips will show more pronounced performance enhancements. The most potent M3 chip, the Ultra, will contain a 32-core CPU and up to an 80-core GPU, according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg.

Can the MacBook Pro be used for deep learning?

Although M1 is around a 2x improvement over my other Intel-based Mac, these still aren’t deep learning-ready devices. Don’t get me wrong, you can use the MBP for any basic deep learning tasks, but if you use deep learning frequently, there are better computers available for the same price.

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