MacBook Pro M3: Expected Release Date

By ANAS KHAN 10 Min Read

What is known so far about the rumoured MacBook Pro M3 laptops is listed below.

Apple’s improved premium line of computers, the MacBook Pro M3, hasn’t been formally announced, but rumours say it’s coming soon.

If rumours are accurate, the upcoming MacBook Pro models will have the similarly rumoured Apple M3 chip. The rumoured new laptops should be more powerful than the current MacBook Pro 14-inch and MacBook Pro 16-inch, though we might not witness an extensive redesign as we did beginning with the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro versions in 2021.

Here is what we currently know about the MacBook Pro M3 computers.

MacBook Pro M3: Rumoured release date

MacBook Pro M3: Rumoured release date

Given that we are already halfway through the rumoured launch month of October without hearing a word from Apple, we are convinced that the M3 MacBook Pro’s release has been postponed until 2024.

First, according to a shipment prediction made by DigiTimes, Apple’s newest chip is probably going to ship in 2024. Revegnus, a frequent leaker, also claims that TSMC, the Taiwanese chipmaker with which Apple collaborates closely on a number of devices, is unable to build enough M3 chips to upgrade the company’s tablets, laptops, and desktops. Revegnus adds that the first new-generation iPads and Macs won’t be available until 2024.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who earlier stated that Apple would introduce the rumoured M3 processor in late 2024, the M3 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will instead launch in 2024, possibly as late as the spring.

M3 Pro Macbook Pro Design

M3 Pro Macbook Pro Design

The new MacBook Pro’s design hasn’t received much attention. In fact, I’d be shocked if you even noticed the aesthetic shift. Why should they, too? This sleek, functional frame is stunning; it’s an all-aluminium beauty that attracts the eye from all sides. We are in the third generation, too. To observe any overt modifications to the design, it typically takes a few more years.

The only significant change that might occur is what Apple intends to do with the notch at the top of the display. It won’t change into a dynamic island, no. Rather, considering that the patent application was accepted a few months ago, Face ID may eventually be added to the MacBook Pro.

The fact that it has taken this long, considering Windows Hello has been available for years, is disheartening. But, as they say, better late than never.

MacBook Pro M3: Rumoured specs

MacBook Pro M3: Rumoured specs

The Apple M3 chip, which is still very much a rumour, is purportedly going to be inside the rumoured MacBook Pros. According to reports, the processor will employ TSMC’s 3nm technology. If true, Apple would be the first business to utilise this cutting-edge process node. In actuality, this would result in the upcoming MacBook Pros having far more power than their forerunners, whose CPUs make use of TSMC’s 5-nanometer technology.

Apple tested an M3 Pro chip with 12 CPU cores, 18 GPU cores, and 36GB of RAM, according to Gurman’s sources. Up to 6 cores with excellent performance and 6 cores with efficiency will make up the CPU. This specific chip was reportedly running in a future “high-end” MacBook Pro with macOS 14, and it will apparently be the entry-level M3 Pro.

As a point of comparison, the M2 Pro chip has a 16-core GPU, a 10-core CPU, and 16GB of RAM. If this were the case, the increase in core counts from the M2 Pro to the M1 Pro would be the same. Gurman hypothesises that the next high-end MacBook Pro would have 14 CPU cores and possibly more than 40 GPU cores if the M3 Max experienced a comparable gain to the M2 Max (compared to the M1 Max). 

13-inch MacBook Pro M3

13-inch MacBook Pro M3

As previously mentioned, Mark Gurman asserts that a new 13-inch MacBook Pro is in development. An M2 chip-equipped variation of this laptop, according to the expert, would make its debut at WWDC 2023. Both of those things did not come to pass, as did Gurman’s previous claim that the 13-inch Pro with an M3 CPU might debut in the latter half of 2023.

About this particular MacBook Pro, we don’t know much. The MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 from 2022 has a half-decade-old design and a brand-new Apple M2 processor. Will Apple create a new 13-inch Pro laptop to look like the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air if the company intends to produce one? If so, what would actually set the next 13-inch MacBook Pro apart from the 13-inch MacBook Air?



Should you wait to get one of the newest MacBook Pros? Everything depends on how high your demand is. M3 Pro systems are still a ways off, so my only advice is to hold off until two months before launch if possible.

The capabilities of Apple Silicon have already astounded us, and the enhancements coming with the M3 Pro/Max promise to astound us much more. If we combine this with the possibilities of the Game Porting Toolkit, we might finally have a MacBook that can be used for both work and pleasure.


The rumoured Apple M3 chip is the primary component, and the rumoured MacBook Pro M3 laptops are anticipated to be released in 2024. More power than the present MacBook Pro 14-inch and MacBook Pro 16-inch is anticipated from the rumoured MacBook Pros. Although the rumoured MacBook Pro’s design hasn’t been made public, Face ID and a sleek, practical frame are likely to be included.

According to reports, the processor will use TSMC’s 3nm technology, giving the upcoming MacBook Pro models a boost in power over their forerunners. A M3 Pro chip with 12 CPU cores, 18 GPU cores, and 36GB of RAM has been tested by Apple. Up to 6 high-performance cores and 6 efficiency cores could be used in the CPU, and the M3 Max might serve as the basic version of the M3 Pro.

Mark Gurman claims a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M3 chip could debut in late 2023. A new 13-inch MacBook Pro is also being developed. The new 13-inch Pro’s design is unknown, but if it exists, it might resemble MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs. It is advised to hold off on purchasing one of the rumoured M3 Pro systems until about two months after introduction. With the addition of the M3 Pro/Max and the Game Porting Toolkit, the next MacBook may be able to function day and night.


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.

Is the Apple M3 coming?

The “M3” series of Apple silicon chips, which are slated to launch in late 2023 or early 2024, are currently being developed by the company. The M3 chips will be faster and more effective than ever before, thanks to new TSMC chip manufacturing technology.

Is the MacBook Air M3 coming?

The 13-inch and 15-inch versions of the M3 MacBook Air have reportedly reached the engineering verification test stage of development, meaning they’re almost ready, according to a report by Wccftech (Originally covered by frequent Apple leaker Mark Gurman in his Power On newsletter). However, the report asserts that the first M3 products won’t be ready until later.

Should we wait for the MacBook M3?

In conclusion, waiting for the M3 makes sense because you’ll get far more value for your money. However, purchasing older (and current) MacBooks is still a realistic choice, so if Q1/Q2 2024 sounds much too far for you, choosing M1/M2 won’t leave you in the least bit dissatisfied.

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