Official: Apple Announces M3 MacBook Pro and M3 iMac

The 14-inch MacBook Pro (M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max), 16-inch MacBook Pro (M3 Pro and M3 Max) and colourful 24-inch iMac (M3) are the immediate beneficiaries of Apple’s new M3 family of chips. They were designed to deliver improved CPU and GPU performance, faster Neural Engine and more unified memory space. With Dynamic Caching, the chips will now be able to allocate the exact amount of memory required to execute different tasks.

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Pre-orders are already open, with customers expected to start receiving them by November 7. It will be available from Apple Stores and authorized retailers from November 7.

Official: Apple Announces M3 MacBook Pro and M3 iMac

MacBook Pro with M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max

The new MacBook Pro is available with all the three new M3 chips – the M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max. The M3 is only available on the 14-inch MacBook Pro (US$ 1,599/A$ 2,699) while the M3 Pro and M3 Max is available on both the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro (US$ 1,999/A$ 3,499 and US$ 2,499/A$ 4,299 respectively). As expected, there has been performance and improvements in various however, the design remains pretty much the same as the previous generation.

  • The M3 MacBook Pro (14?inch) is up to 60-percent faster than the M1 MacBook Pro (13?inch).
  • The M3 Pro MacBook Pro is now up to 40 percent faster than the M1 Pro MacBook Pro (16?inch).
  • The M3 Max MacBook Pro is up to 2.5x faster than the M1 Max MacBook Pro (16-inch) and up to 11x faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro.

Asides the choice of screen size and processor, all the MacBook Pro options have a Liquid Retina XDR display, 1x built-in 1080p camera, six-speaker sound system, and up to 22 hours of battery life. There is a special Space Black option for models with M3 Pro and M3 Max.

Official: Apple Announces M3 MacBook Pro and M3 iMac

24-inch iMac with M3

The new 24-inch iMac comes with a significant boost in performance thanks to the new M3 (8-core CPU + 10-core GPU) chip. It is designed to perform up to 2.5x and 4x faster performance than the 27-inch and 21.5-inch Intel-based iMacs (respectively). It is also 2x faster than the same model (24-inch) powered by the Apple M1 and 4x faster than the bestselling 24-inch all-in-one PC with the latest Intel Core i7 processor.

It has a 24-inch 4.5K Retina display with 11.3 million pixels, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6E, 1080p FaceTime camera, studio quality microphones and six-speaker sound system with support for Spatial Audio. It also features an option to choose Touch ID, up to 4x USB-C ports (plus 2x Thunderbolt ports), and select models have Gigabit Ethernet. It comes in seven colour choices – Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Silver, and Yellow, with colour-matching keyboard, mouse, and trackpad. There is a keyboard option with Touch ID (Fast User Switching included).

The base model (8-core GPU + 4 colour choices) starts at US$ $1,299 (A$ 2,199) while the higher model (10-core GPU + Magic Keyboard with Touch ID + 2x USB 3.0 ports + Gigabit Ethernet + Gigabit Ethernet + 7 colour choices) starts at US$ 1,499 (A$2,199). They both offer 8-core CPU, 8GB of unified memory, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt ports and Magic Mouse.