This information that they say they have obtained does have to do with the Mac. But it is not directly related to hardware or software. But it has to do with the “imminent” changeaccording to reports, regarding a service that is underway in the Apple Store, and that not only includes computers, but also iPhones and iPads.
The changes in Apple TradeIn would have shed light on all this
As they explain from MacRumors, “a verified source” has let them know that “Apple is about to start accept new (Mac) models for TradeIn this month«. This data, which at first seems somewhat isolated, is complemented by the “similar changes that coincided in June at WWDS, when Apple began accepting new models for TradeIn.”
These models they refer to are the Mac Studio, the 13-inch M2 MacBook Air and the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro. They explain that, after this change in the program, Apple launched the 15-inch MacBook Air, the second generation of the Mac Studio and the Mac Pro with Apple Silicon.
“It seems plausible that a similar, although smaller, expansion of the Macs included in the TradeIn program would correlate with the launch of at least one new machine around mid-October,” they explain.
Mark Gurman enters the scene
In the same way that they make known the information that their “verified source” has transmitted to them, they also recover some statements from Bloomberg analyst Mark Gurman regarding the arrival of new Mac models.
These occurred last July, this same year, and predicted the arrival of a new 13-inch MacBook Air, a 13-inch MacBook Pro and a new 24-inch iMac. Not one, but three new computer models. But this is not the only novelty in this ecosystem.
The arrival of another very important player on the scene is the Apple M3 processor. The third generation of Apple Silicon “is expected to be manufactured with TSCMC’s 3-nanometer technology,” as they announce. In addition, they add that there will be “improvements in terms of power and efficiency compared to the current 5 nanometers of the M2 processor.”
To all this we must add the “possible functionality of a new GPU with ray-tracing.” These two technologies, both ray-tracing and three nanometers, have been presented for the first time in the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max, using the new A17 Pro three-nanometer processor.
Thus, taking into account, on the one hand, the information regarding the changes in Apple TradeIn, and the statements of Mark Gurman, the arrival of new models to the Mac ecosystem seems possible. At the moment there are no official movements or statements by Apple, so right now what we have to do is wait and see how everything happens.