M3 Chip for Mac and A17 Chip for iPhone 15 Pro Rumored to Use TSMC’s 2nd Generation 3nm Process

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M3 Chip for Mac and A17 Chip for iPhone 15 Pro Rumored to Use TSMC's 2nd Generation 3nm Process

Apple’s future M3 chip for Mac and A17 chip for iPhone 15 Pro models will be produced based on TSMC’s improved 3nm process known as N3E next year, according to a new report from Nikkei Asia. The device is expected to be launched throughout 2023.


The N3E will offer improved performance and power efficiency compared to TSMC’s first-generation 3nm process known as the N3, according to the report.

Meanwhile, the report claims that Apple plans to use TSMC’s first-generation 3nm process for some of its upcoming iPad chips. It’s unclear which iPad model the report refers to, as rumors suggest that Apple will update the iPad Pro next month with the M2 chip, which is manufactured based on TSMC’s second-generation 5nm process. A new entry-level iPad with the older A14 chip is also expected later this year.

The report claims that 2023 could mark the second year in a row that only the Pro models of the new iPhone lineup will feature Apple’s latest chips. Last week, Apple unveiled the iPhone 14 Pro model with an A16 chip based on TSMC’s 4nm process, while the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models are equipped with the previous-generation A15 chip.

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