Apple Might Be Testing Another M3 Mac; Could Be the Mac Mini| Beebom

M3-Based Mac Mini Launching Soon?

Apple has been making waves with its new M-series processors, and now it seems that a new addition is on the horizon. According to a report by Mark Gurman, the company is ramping up testing for its M3-based Mac models, and one of them could be a new Mac mini.

Testing the New M3 Mac Mini

The alleged M3 Mac is said to be undergoing testing with a base variant of the upcoming M3 Apple Silicon. This variant features 8 CPU cores and 18 GPU cores, along with 24GB of RAM. The chipset is made up of four efficiency cores and four performance cores, running the latest MacOS Sonoma 14.1 version. Based on these specifications, it is highly likely that this device is the new Mac mini, codenamed “Mac 15,12.”

Reports suggest that Apple is currently working on seven M3-based Mac models. This includes various MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models with different screen sizes, as well as the aforementioned Mac mini.

16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro chipset
Source: 16-inch MacBook Pro

Compared to the entry-level M2 SoC, the M3 chipset is expected to offer noticeable generational upgrades. The M3 Pro chip, in particular, is rumored to have 12 CPU cores and 18 GPU cores, along with an additional 4GB of RAM. These improvements are made possible by a new 3nm fabrication process, which reduces the distance between transistors on the chip.

While Mark Gurman has previously reported an October launch window for Apple’s M3-based Mac lineup, it is important to approach these developments with some skepticism. However, if the reports are true, we can expect an exciting upgrade to Apple Silicon for Macs in the near future.

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Featured Image: M2 Mac mini