According to UDN reports, Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Air notebooks cannot deliver M3 chips on schedule due to TSMC’s production plan adjustments, and will still use M2 series chips.
It is reported that Apple’s M3 chip will be mass-produced by TSMC’s N3B process. Although TSMC claims that N3B is advancing as planned, mass production of M3 chips will have to wait until at least the third quarter of 2023. Therefore, the current N3B production capacity is reserved for the A17 Bionic on the Apple iPhone 15 model.
Previously reported that Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said that an unreleased 15-inch MacBook Air was found in the App Store developer log. The model identifier is “Mac 15,3” and runs macOS 14. The notebook is equipped with an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU with the same specifications as the M2 chip.