We previously learned that TSMC’s new 3nm technology will not be ready for manufacturing in 2022 for the next generation of the iPhone 14 Series. According to a fresh source, TSMC has begun testing new Apple Silicon and Intel chips constructed on the 3nm process, which may enter production as soon as Q4 2022.
According to the new MacRumors claim, TSMC will not be ready and will not have the ability to produce processors built on 3nm technology for the next generation of the iPhone Series, but it may be able to start producing them by the end of 2022. If the report is correct, the 2023 iPhones and Mac laptops could include an A17 Bionic chip and Apple M3 chips built on the new 3nm process.
As is customary, this process innovation should allow for improved performance and power efficiency, perhaps leading to higher speeds and/or longer battery life on future iPhones and Macs. The initial generation of Apple silicon Macs powered by M1 CPUs already provide industry-leading performance per watt while running quietly and without much heat.
The newest M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max CPUs already deliver class-leading performance and efficiency, and the forthcoming iPhone 15 and Apple M3 SoC generation is projected to increase this even more. Intel is also slated to introduce 3nm processors in 2023, though we don’t know much about their plans at the moment.
Meanwhile, Apple is anticipated to upgrade its current processors utilizing the 4nm technology. The upcoming M2 and A16 Bionic chips will most likely offer minor improvements, while the M3 may be reserved for significant upgrades – though take this with a grain of salt, as none of the aforementioned products will be available for another year.