Apple Is Said to be Testing M3 on Mac Mini, Other Products

Apple Is Said to be Testing M3 on Mac Mini, Other Products

News by Roberto OrosaRoberto Orosa
Published: August 07, 2023

Apple is testing a new M3 processor chip on a potential Mac Mini, according to a weekend report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

In his latest Power On newsletter, the tech journalist shared that the new chip could be unveiled as early as October along with the next generation of Macs, including the Mac Mini (codenamed internally as Mac 15,12).

Gurman also added that the Mac Mini the software development company is currently testing includes eight CPU cores, 10 graphics processor cores, 24 gigabytes of memory, and runs on macOS Sonoma 14.1. 

"Given the M3 chip’s specifications in this particular Mac, I believe it probably represents a next-generation Mac mini," he explained. 

Previous Power On newsletters noted that the tech giant is slated to unveil new iMacs, as well as entry-level and high-end Macbook Pros, soon. 

The list of M3 Macs includes a 13-inch and 15-inch Macbook Air, a 13-inch Macbook Pro, an iMac, M3 Pro and M3 Max 14 and 16-inch Macbook Pros, and the most recently reported Mac Mini.

Additionally, the tech writer stated that the new line of products will "take time" to show up in Apple's results, amid an anticipated Mac revenue decline by the fourth quarter of this year. 

Next-gen Macs won't land stores until the first quarter of fiscal 2024, which starts in October.

"[Existing] Macs will have to drive sales for a while," he concluded.

Edited by Nikola Djuric

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