Apple is about to present its new generation of Silicon processors, as well as a renewal of several Mac models. This is something that, although it could be intuited, has caught many of us by surprise, and even more so when they have announced that there will be a keynote. So in this post, we are going to see what they could present, as well as, I am going to tell you what I would like them to end up releasing.
The next Keynote promises to be “terrifyingly fast.” Or, at least, this is what they are announcing. Clearly it is going to be an event focused on the Mac, because even on the announcement poster the Finder logo is already drawn directly.
Apple Silicon processors have been a differentiating point in Mac computers. And not long ago we saw the second generation of Silicon, in four different versions: M2, M2 Pro, M2 Max and M2 Ultra. Each of these being faster and more capable than the lower class.
And this year, it is logical to see a third generation of these processors, since almost all the Mac models we currently have already have the M2. And we say almost all of them, since the 24-inch iMac is the only one that maintains the M1.
Apple, give us an iMac with M3, please
I sincerely hope and pray that we come across an iMac with an M3 processor. Among all the current devices with M2, which are going to make the leap to the third generation, there are some rumors that say that in the case of the iMac things could be different.
Although the most logical thing would be to find a jump from M1 to M3, there are those who say that it could be a jump from M1 to M2. Making this computer, once again, lag behind the others. Having an iMac with an M3 processor would mean the “re-revitalization” of this model, which has been overshadowed by the Mac mini in recent years.
The iMac is one of the devices that launched Apple to stardom in terms of computers. And having updated specifications for a device whose concept is minimalism disguised as power, would make many of us who think about renewing equipment go for this model. And server who writes these lines, too.
A change in the laptop line
Currently, if we want to buy an entry-level MacBook Pro, we have to go for the 13-inch model. Although it has an M2 in its gut, the truth is that we are looking at a computer whose exterior design has been with us since 2016.
If we focus on the MacBook Air, we have an entry model, which in this case is the 13-inch MacBook Air, but with a renewed wedge shape, and with an M1 inside. Although, in this case, the design of this equipment is already somewhat less durable than the one we see in the 13″ MacBook Pro.
Therefore, given this, perhaps it could be a good alternative to do the following:
- Maintain a 14-inch MacBook Pro, with M2 as the input option. And that the 14 and 16-inch sizes come with an M3 and M3 Pro processor.
- Maintain the current M1 MacBook Air wedge design, but with an M2. And make the sizes (with current designs) that currently have M2, become M3.
However, I can think of an alternative scenario in the realm of MacBook Pros. Maintain, again, the current 13-inch design, with an M3 processor as an entry option. In the 14-inch size, leave it as an intermediate option, and configure it with M3 and M3 Pro. And in the case of 16 inches, we have the option of M3 Pro and M3 Max, thus leaving three well-differentiated tiers.