After the success of the Apple M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max chips, Apple is reportedly working on an M3 chip to power future Macs. The upcoming M3 chip and future A-series iPhone chips will be reportedly crafted on a 3nm process.
This means the third-gen M series chip could pack as many as 40 cores. According to a report by DigiTimes, TSMC has already started working on its N3, 3nm process. The chips are expected to be under production by the fourth quarter of 2022. This means we’re most likely to see a 3nm chip in the 2023 Mac and iPhone lineup.
The chip’s production date means that the iPhone 14 will miss out on the chip in a matter of months. It also means that Macs will be the first Apple devices to come with a 3nm M3 chip. You can expect a revamped 27-inch iMac and a Mac Pro to pack the boosted M1 Max chip for the 2022 Apple lineup,
Why You Should Be Excited About 3nm M3 Chips?
Smaller chip architecture means a physically smaller chip with better performance and efficiency. The 3nm Apple M3 chip will translate to improved battery life, more performance, and more cores in an ideal world.
According to current reports, the M3 chip could come with 40 CPU cores. Combined with Apple’s industry-leading power efficiency, this kind of performance could mean thinner and lighter laptops packing a solid punch.
If you look at the current M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBooks, you’re getting close to 21 hours of battery backup with heavy tasks. This power efficiency is also likely to refine over time as it trickles down into future Macs.
You should be excited about the 3nm Apple M3 chip because you may get lighter and faster laptops with it. Apple is now transitioning towards the M series chips for the entire Mac lineup. If you’re thinking of buying a Mac, you should check our Mac buying guide to make an informed choice.