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Upcoming MacBook Air slated to feature significant performance upgrades with M3 chip

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  • According to a recent report from DigiTimes, Apple is expected to release a new version of its MacBook Air in the second half of 2023, featuring an updated chip known as the M3.
  • The report also cites that Apple's M3 chip will be the first to use the 3nm process, which is being manufactured by TSMC.
  • This new manufacturing process is expected to result in improved speed and power usage for the new MacBook Air.
  • It is worth noting that a move to a smaller manufacturing process does not guarantee faster chips, but it does allow for the M3 to run cooler and use less power than its predecessors.



According to a recent report from DigiTimes, Apple is expected to release a new version of its MacBook Air in the second half of 2023, featuring an updated chip known as the M3. Little is currently known about the chip, but the report suggests that it will be built using a 3nm manufacturing process.

This new manufacturing process is expected to result in improved speed and power usage for the new MacBook Air. The report also cites that Apple's M3 chip will be the first to use the 3nm process, which is being manufactured by TSMC. That might make it the "most significant performance increase in an Apple laptop since Apple silicon first launched in 2020," according to an analyst from iMore. This new process is also expected to be used for the iPhone 15 Pro's A17 Bionic chip, which is slated for release in September of this year. It is worth noting that a move to a smaller manufacturing process does not guarantee faster chips, but it does allow for the M3 to run cooler and use less power than its predecessors. This could allow for faster performance or for Apple to make thinner and more power-efficient chips.

The report does not specify which version of the MacBook Air will feature the M3 chip, but some analysts suggest a 15-inch model may be in the works for a spring release. However, the timeline provided in this report does not align with this prediction, raising questions about the accuracy of the information provided.





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