The Apple M2 Max in the brand new MacBook Pro promises up to 30 percent better performance and slightly lower power consumption than the Apple M1 Max. The efficiency advantages are likely to be largely due to the additional efficiency cores, because the chip will continue to be in one Structural width of 5 nm produced. The well-known analyst Ming Chi Kuo has now indicated that the next-gen MacBook Pro will finally get a 3nm ARM chip.
It is not yet clear whether the Apple M3 Pro and the Apple M3 Max will be manufactured using TSMC’s N3P process or the even more advanced N3S process, which is likely to depend largely on TSMC’s production yield of the new process. In any case, the modern production process promises significantly better efficiency, which should allow Apple to further extend the battery life. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, mass production of the next-generation MacBook Pro will start in the first half of 2024, with the launch planned for spring to summer next year.
The Mac mini (about 700 euros on Amazon) should also get a successor in 2024, which should be based on the Apple M3 and the Apple M3 Pro. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the mini-computer will remain in the well-known design that was introduced in 2010. The DVD drive was removed in 2011, but the Mac mini hasn’t changed on the outside since then, although the computer could now be significantly smaller due to the omission of the disk drive and the more compact cooling.
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