The Morning After: Apple introduces a new MacBook Pros, M3 chips and a new iMac

During its Scary Fast product event last night, Apple officially launched its new M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips. The company is positioning the M3 chips as a big upgrade over its M1 hardware — if you bought an M2 system, you’re probably not looking for a replacement yet.

The M3’s GPU is the biggest leap forward, delivering new features like hardware-accelerated ray tracing and mesh shading, enabling more realistic lighting and better geometry handling. If you’re interested in chip architecture and other fun endeavors, the M3 chips are also notable for being the first PC chips built on a three-nanometer process – both the M1 and M2 families are based on a 5nm process. This means more transistors packed into the same space, which helps with power efficiency, as well as providing better overall performance. The M3 series will feature revised MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch (more on those below), as well as a 24-inch iMac.

That new chip will make the new iMac twice as fast as its predecessor, but there aren’t too many upgrades elsewhere in the latest Mac. For example, Apple is sticking to a 4.5K Retina display. There are some useful changes on the connectivity front, now with support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3. The new iMac starts at $1,299 and will be available on November 7.

– Matt Smith

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