Although Apple just refreshed its 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already shared details about next-generation MacBook Pro models. Kou expects the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models coming out in 2024 to feature M3 Pro and M3 Max chips built on TSMC’s advanced 3-nanometer process.
Next-gen MacBook Pro with M3 Pro and M3 Max chips expected in the first half of 2024
In his latest Twitter thread, Kuo wrote that the new MacBook Pro models featuring the M3 Pro and M3 Max chips would go into mass production in the first half of 2024. His new assessment is based on a previous claim related to high-end MacBook Pro models which he predicted would feature processors built on TSMC’s 5nm process because “3nm will contribute revenue starting in 1H23”.
Apple recently announced new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models powered by M2 Pro and M2 Max chips which are built on a 5nm process.
I expect the next new MacBook Pro models, which will adopt M3 Pro/M3 Max processors made by 3nm (likely TSMC's N3P or N3S), will go to mass production in 1H24. https://t.co/8JR4LOHFVs
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) January 17, 2023
In late December 2022, TSMC started mass production of its next-generation 3-nanometer chips. The 3nm chips are expected to deliver improved performance while using less battery power and inherently, boosting battery performance even further than the current Apple Silicon for Mac.
The chips will enter mass production in the first half of this year according to Kou. And it is estimated that 3nm technology will create end products with a market value of US$1.5 trillion within five years.
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