18 October 2023

Apple Prepares to Release MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with M3 Chipset in Early 2024

Boladadu.com- Apple is rumored to be releasing two new MacBooks early next year. This information is known based on a report by Mark Gurman from Bloomberg who said that Apple will present a MacBook Pro with the M3 chipset, which will be released in early 2024. 

Apart from the MacBook Pro , a new variant of the MacBook Air with the M3 chipset is also said to be coming a few months later. Quoting information from Engadget , Tuesday (17/10/2023), these two laptops were initially predicted to hit the global market in October 2023.

In his latest report, Gurman said that the MacBook Air M3 with a screen size of 13 inches and 15 inches is currently in the technical verification test (EVT) stage. 

Meanwhile the MacBook Pro M3, especially the 14-inch and 16-inch models with the M3 Pro and M3 Max chips, have reached the DVT (design validation test) stage and are approaching mass production. 

Therefore, he estimates that it is possible that Apple will release the two laptops in early 2024. However, he did not reveal in detail when the new  MacBook line will be released.

On the other hand, in his report, Gurman also debunked other rumors that said that Apple would release a new iPad this month. For your information, previously there were reports that Apple would release a new iPad Air and iPad Mini in the near future. 

It is predicted that both tablets will use newer chipsets than their predecessors. The iPad Air will adopt the M2 chipset, while the iPad Mini will use the A16 Bionic. 

Through his report, Gurman said that improvements to these two products were currently under development. However, he estimates that Apple will not present any significant updates. 

Improved Performance Between Chips

In terms of specifications, Apple promises a 20 percent increase in performance on the M2 Pro chipset compared to the previous generation, namely the M1.

Not only that, the company also equipped this new laptop with a unified memory bandwidth of 200GB/s--twice that of the M2--and up to 32GB of memory.

Laptop performance is also further improved with a new GPU with 19 cores, and a Neural Engine which is claimed to be 40 percent faster than before.

In its explanation, Apple showed off the ability of the Apple M2 Pro on its new MacBook Pro to process images in Adobe Photoshop 80 percent faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro.

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For information, Apple announced a new line of 14 and 16 inch MacBook Pros equipped with the M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets in early 2023.

It is stated that the MacBook Pro model with the M2 Pro chip will launch with a 12-core CPU, up to a 19-core GPU, and 32GB memory.

Meanwhile, the model with the M2 Max chipset is equipped with 38-core GPU power and supports up to 96GB of memory.

Apple sets the price for the 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro starting at USD 1,999 (around Rp. 30 million), and the 16-inch model starts at USD 2,499 (Rp. 38 million).

Both MacBook Pro models are available online now , and will arrive in Apple stores on January 24, 2023.

Apple claims that the MacBook with the M2 Pro and M2 Max chipset is very suitable for users who need a capable device in various disciplines, such as art, science and application development.

For those who are used to using devices based on Intel chipsets , Apple claims they will feel a big difference in performance, battery life and overall connectivity.

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