Mark Gurman of Bloomberg said in his latest Power On newsletter that Apple is ramping up testing of the M3 chip. At least one version of the new platform was found with 12 core CPU, 14-Core GPU and 31 GB RAM, according to data collected by App Store developers.
Gurman believes that Macs with new chips based on the 3nm process will arrive later675 or sooner starting to arrive.
The new CPU will stick to six performance cores, while the other six will be power-efficient. The increase is similar to M1 generation to M2, which is expected to be enough to boost demand. Gurman cautioned that the Mac business suffered a 18% decline last quarter, which was below analysts’ expectations.
The reporter also suggested that the M3 Pro and M3 Max will have similar gains (compared to the M1 to M2 series), which will have 14 core CPU, 40 core GPU, and the M3 Ultra could double everything up to a staggering 31 Core Graphics Unit. None of this has been confirmed and we hope to learn details during WWDC, which is expected to take place next month.