Apple just unveiled new 4-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models this morning, so sure, it’s time for rumors on the next new MacBooks. Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros coming in 2024 will feature M3 Pro and M3 Max chips that are built on TSMC’s 3-nanometer 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
Kuo says MacBook Pro models with the M3 Pro and M3 Max chips will go into mass production in the first half of 2024. Apple chip-making partner TSMC began mass production on next-generation 3-nanometer chips in late December.
Using 3nm technology should offer improved performance and better power efficiency compared to the current chips manufactured on a 5-nanometer process. (The M2 Pro and M2 Max that were introduced today both use the 5-nanometer process.)