Apple has launched new models of MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max processors, such that they will serve as a more powerful option than the MacBook Air with M2. Although the big tech light and ultra-thin model was launched just six months ago, new rumors claim that its successor will arrive with several new features in 2023.
According to information revealed this Thursday (19) by Ming-Chi Kuo, a popular industry leaker, the MacBook Air will be the first notebook equipped with the Apple M3, a future ARM-based processor that will feature 3-nanometer lithography from TSMC. According to the leaker, this model may be cheaper than its predecessor.
This means that the MacBook Air with M3 may cost less than the model with M2, which has a suggested price of US$ 1,199 (about R$ 6,259). It should be remembered that the current generation of Apple’s thinnest notebook is sold in Europe for prices starting at R$ 13,999.
Interestingly, the future processor should represent a huge leap in performance and efficiency — presumably even greater than the evolution from the M1 to the M2, both based on 5 nanometers. Rumors claim that the M3 chip will be manufactured using TSMC’s 3-nanometer process, the same as that used in the iPhone 15 Pro’s A17 Bionic.
Despite the great improvements — which should not come cheap for Apple — the manufacturer will be able to reduce the suggested price of its best cost-effective notebook, giving it more strength to compete with other notebooks on the market, according to Kuo. It is also speculated that the MacBook Air will have a version with a 15.5” screen in 2023.
Apple, as usual, does not comment on its future releases. With the supposed postponement of its AR/VR headset, it is possible that the brand will refocus on its computer portfolio and attract public attention to its other big news, such as the iPhone 15 Ultra, which may be its most expensive cell phone ever. released.