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Design elements of the M3 MacBook Pro

October 22, 2023

The next MacBook Pro M3 is anticipated to be slimmer than the 14- and 16-inch models and to have fewer ports, although it is also anticipated to include Magsafe support, an SD card slot, and an HDMI connector, as well as the same 13.6-inch display size and no marketing display.

MacBook Pro M3: Rumoured design

MacBook Pro M3: Rumoured design

The prospective design of the MacBook Pros with M3 engines hasn’t received much attention. Although it is pure conjecture on our part, we wouldn’t be surprised if the upcoming 14 and 16-inch Pro laptops are almost exactly the same as the versions introduced in 2021 and 2022.

In order to do this, we anticipate the rumoured MacBook Pros will have a flat design with rounded edges. Three microphones for video and voice chats, a six-speaker sound system, and a 1080p FaceTime HD camera should all be included in the computers. Three Thunderbolt ports, an SDXC card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and MagSafe charging should all be there.

Although there have been rumours about MacBooks with OLED panels, Ross Young, CEO of the research firm Display Supply Chain Consultants, claims that Apple will implement this display technology in their laptops by 2027. To that end, the laptops’ displays will probably be Liquid Retina XDR. Additionally, the laptops’ screens have to support ProMotion 120Hz adjustable refresh rates.

MacBook Pro 2023 hardware and specs

MacBook Pro 2023 hardware and specs

The MacBook Pro 2023’s hardware and specifications aren’t well known, but the majority of observers appear to agree on one thing: it will be one of the first Macs to use the new M3 chip.

Back in March, MacRumors revealed that sources had confirmed the creation of a redesigned MacBook Pro that would have the M3 chip. Mark Gurman’s reports have since corroborated these claims. It’s likely that the base M3 chip will be found in the MacBook Pro.

The M3 chip is still under wraps, but we do know that it will be manufactured using 3nm technology. The M3 Pro chip will reportedly have 12 CPU cores, 18 GPU cores, and up to 36GB of RAM, according to Mark Gurman. Compared to the base M2 Pro chip, which has 10 CPU cores and 16 GPU cores, the standard M2 chip has 8 CPU cores and 8 GPU cores.

These figures suggest that the M3 chip, which will be used in the MacBook Pro that debuts at the end of 2023, will have 10 CPU cores and at least 10 GPU cores. But according to MacRumor’s sources, the entry-level M3 CPU will have 8 cores, just like the M1 and M2 chips.

13-inch MacBook Pro 2023 release date

13-inch MacBook Pro 2023 release date

In 2023, two new MacBook Pro models have already been introduced. The M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs power the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro versions, which also come with convenient extras like HDMI connectors and SD card slots. Will Apple actually introduce a new MacBook Pro this year?

Well, it would appear from all the evidence that the answer is indeed yes. In addition to the September introduction of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg claims that Apple will also hold a second launch in October. This announcement is probably going to be centred around a new iMac, a 13-inch MacBook Air, and a 13-inch MacBook Pro.

MacBook Pro 2023 price

MacBook Pro 2023 price

The pricing of the 2022 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro is $1,299, or £1,349. The M1 model debuted at a comparable beginning price. However, we anticipate that the price of the MacBook Pro will increase by a good amount in 2023. The pricing of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is anticipated to be closer to that of its predecessor than to that of the entry-level 14-inch MacBook Pro running on an M2 Pro, which starts at $1,999/£2,149.


The MacBook Pro M3 is expected to have a thinner design with fewer ports than the 14 and 16-inch models, but it is expected to have MagSafe capability, an SD card slot, and an HDMI port while maintaining the same 13.6-inch display size. Rumours suggest that the next 14 and 16-inch Pro laptops will be virtually identical to the models released in 2021 and 2022.

The laptops should have a flat design with rounded edges, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, a six-speaker sound system, and three mics for video and voice calls. Port-wise, the laptops should have three Thunderbolt ports, an SDXC card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and MagSafe charging. Apple is expected to bring OLED displays to its laptops by 2027, with Liquid Retina XDR displays and a ProMotion 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. The MacBook Pro 2023 will be one of the first Macs to contain the new M3 chip, with the base M3 chip expected to contain 12 CPU cores, 18 GPU cores, and up to 36GB of RAM.


What can we expect from the M3 MacBook Pro?

MacBook Pro M3: Alleged specifications
According to reports, the processor will employ TSMC’s 3nm technology. If accurate, Apple would be the first company to use this state-of-the-art process node. In actuality, this would result in the upcoming MacBook Pros having far more power than their forerunners, whose CPUs make use of TSMC’s 5-nanometer technology.

What is the Mac Pro designed for?

Since 2006, Apple Inc. has produced the Mac Pro line of workstations and servers for professionals. According to some performance metrics, the Mac Pro is Apple’s most potent computer. In the current Mac lineup, it is one of four desktop computers, above the Mac Mini, iMac, and Mac Studio.

Will there be a M3 MacBook Pro?

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple’s M3 MacBook Pro may debut around the start of 2024, and the M3 MacBook Air would follow a few months later.