Report: Apple has not yet started large-scale testing of the “M3 Ultra”

Last week, Apple introduced the first three members of the M3 family of chips: M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max. . A new report from Bloomberg today provides some details about what's next for the M3 family, including the fate of the top-end M3 Ultra processor.

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman writes that Apple has begun the transition to the M3 with the MacBook Pro and iMac because it smaller products. “There are only a limited number of 3nm processors, most of which are for the iPhone,” he said. – Gurman explained.

The Mac Studio and Mac Pro have even smaller capacities than the iMac and MacBook Pro, but these machines will be available with the M3 Ultra chip. Apple hasn't announced the M3 Ultra yet, and Gurman said today that it “hasn't been widely tested yet.”

The result is where we are today:

  • 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air: M2
  • Mac mini: M2 and M2 Pro
  • Mac Studio: M2 Max and M2 Ultra
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro: M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro : M3 Pro and M3 Max
  • 24-inch iMac: M3

Gourmet reports that updates are on the way for the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air and the new Mac mini in development and expected sometime in 2024. A new Mac Studio is “also in development.” but there's no mention of the new Mac Pro in today's report.

What do you think about the M3 family of chips and Mac computers? Are you planning to update this series? Let us know in the comments.

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