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Apple announced the new M3 chipset yesterday. This announcement came just 15 months after the previous M2 family of chips was announced in June 2022.

That’s four months faster than the M2 announcement, which came 19 months after the M1 was announced in November 2020.

Also: Everything Apple announced at its ‘Scary Fast’ event in October (and what wasn’t revealed)

Breaking with tradition, Apple also announced an entire chipset family, consisting of the M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max. Only the high-end dual-SIM Ultra model of the M1 has been announced.

Apple silicon chipset family comparison

To help you visualize the differences between chip sets, we’ve produced this individual chart. Note the relative differences in family functioning.

This is data from Apple and doesn’t specify which chips perform against which, but it does appear to measure the overall performance of the family – with the exception of the M1 Ultra.

Segment comparison chart

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ZDNET has ongoing coverage of the M3, as well as the new MacBook Pro and iMac models based on it. Here are some great articles to get you started:

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