MacBook Models Powered by M3 Chipset Won't Be Launched Until End of 2023: Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple could still launch its rumoured M3-based iMac and Mac mini models later this year.

MacBook Models Powered by M3 Chipset Won't Be Launched Until End of 2023: Ming-Chi Kuo

Photo Credit: Apple

Apple's Craig Federighi during a launch event held by the company in 2020

  • Apple was tipped to launch new M3-powered MacBook models in October
  • A supply chain analyst predicts M3-powered MacBooks won't arrive in 2023
  • Apple recently launched an M2 MacBook Air model with a 15-inch screen

MacBook models powered by Apple's rumoured M3 chipset won't be launched by the company until the end of this year, according to details recently shared by Ming-Chi Kuo, a supply chain analyst with TF International Securities. The Cupertino-based iPhone maker was previously tipped by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman to introduce three new Mac computers in October, running on the next-generation Apple Silicon chipset, which is expected to bring notable improvements to both power and efficiency, and is said to be produced using TSMC's 3nm process.

Last week, Kuo posted to X (formerly known as Twitter) that Apple was unlikely to launch new laptops powered with its yet-to-be-unveiled next-generation chips in 2023. "It seems that Apple will not launch new MacBook models (equipped with M3 series processors) before the end of this year," Kuo wrote on the microblogging platform. 

This partially contradicts Gurman's previous prediction that the transition to the new M3 chip would take place in October this year. However, Kuo's claim specifically mentions that no M3-powered MacBook models would arrive this year. On the other hand, Gurman had predicted that the company was testing M3-based iMac, 13-inch MacBook Pro, 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air, and Mac mini models.

While Apple doesn't typically reveal or confirm its plans to launch a new product until it is announced on stage, Kuo's claim suggests that only M3-powered MacBook models might be delayed to next year — while the rest of the products predicted by Gurman could still be unveiled by the company.

Earlier this year, the company announced a 15-inch MacBook Air model (Review) which is powered by the M2 chip. This could possibly explain the delay in the company's plans to introduce a new MacBook model with a more powerful chip within a few months. 

Just like the rumoured A17 Bionic chip expected to debut on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone Pro Max on Tuesday at Apple's 'Wonderlust' launch event, the purported M3 chip from Apple is expected to be produced by Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC on its 3nm process. The transition from TSMC's 5nm process is expected to bring a big improvement in performance and efficiency for the next-generation chips that are expected to power Apple's upcoming Mac computers.

Is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 the best foldable phone you can buy in India right now? We discuss the company's new clamshell-style foldable handset on the latest episode of Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
Affiliate links may be automatically generated - see our ethics statement for details.

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on X, Facebook, WhatsApp, Threads and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. If you want to know everything about top influencers, follow our in-house Who'sThat360 on Instagram and YouTube.

David Delima
As a writer on technology with Gadgets 360, David Delima is interested in open-source technology, cybersecurity, consumer privacy, and loves to read and write about how the Internet works. David can be contacted via email at, on Twitter at @DxDavey, and Mastodon at More
Coinbase Discontinues Services for ‘Policy Violators’ in India; Reportedly Shuts New Registrations
Samsung Galaxy A25 5G Spotted on Geekbench With Exynos 1280 SoC: All Details
Share on Facebook Gadgets360 Twitter Share Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment google-newsGoogle News


Follow Us
© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2024. All rights reserved.
Trending Products »
Latest Tech News »