Apple’s M3 MacBook Pro may arrive in the beginning of 2024, with the M3 MacBook Air to follow a few months later, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Gurman had previously predicted that a MacBook Air featuring the new chip might see an October launch, but he now says it seems to be shaping up for a release between next spring and summer “at the earliest.”
In the latest installment of his Power On newsletter, Gurman reports that the 13-inch and 15-inch M3 MacBook Airs are now in the engineering verification test (EVT) stage. M3 MacBook Pros, on the other hand, are further along in the process and “nearing mass production.” According to Gurman, “The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with M3 Pro and M3 Max chips have reached the DVT stage — short for design validation test.” This puts them on track for release “between early and spring 2024,” he notes. Apple released its 2023 MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips in January.
Gurman’s report also contradicts rumors from this weekend that Apple will introduce new iPads this week. Supercharged and 9to5Mac reported that the iPad Air and iPad mini are getting chip upgrades, with the former adopting the M2 chip and the mini upgrading to A16 Bionic. In his report, Gurman says upgrades along these lines are in development, but writes, “I don’t believe updates of any significance are imminent.”