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No M3 MacBooks coming this year, says expert Apple analyst

M3 Macs could still debut this year, just not MacBooks.

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Just hours before Apple’s “Wonderlust” event, renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has some pretty sad news for Apple fans.

According to the analyst, the Cupertino-based company isn’t planning to launch any M3 MacBooks in 2023. However, Kuo’s report contradicts several other reports from renowned sources this time. 

According to those reports, we assumed that Apple was planning to release M3 MacBooks as soon as October. Apple’s new M3 chips were expected to debut with the 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and 24-inch iMac. But Kuo says it’s not happening. 

Apple is not ready for M3 MacBooks yet 

No M3 MacBook Air for 2023
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In truth, before Kuo’s latest report, Apple was expected to announce the M3-equipped Macs in October, followed by its more powerful variants like the M3 Pro, M3 Ultra, and M3 Max in 2024. 

However, there’s one thing to note. Kuo has specified “MacBook Models” in his tweet. So, M3-equipped desktops like iMac this year are still a possibility. However, we are just guessing. 

But the assumption is Apple is struggling to produce enough M3 chips for the laptops. TSMC’s 3nm fabrication process produces the new M3 chips, and according to the latest report, TSMC is struggling to keep up with Apple’s demand. 

While the M3 chip will be a significant update to the Apple silicon, it will be based around the A17 Bionic chip, which is slated to debut tomorrow with the new iPhone 15 series.

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Saurav loves writing and tech. So, after engineering, he didn't look back and embarked on a journey to become a tech writer. Saurav has worked for various tech websites across the globe. Saurav has recently joined Know Techie and is proud to be a part of it.

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