TSMC rumored to start producing 3nm chips for Apple by year’s end

Apple manufacturing partner TSMC will begin production of 3nm chips for Apple by the end of 2022, according toTaiwan’s Commercial Times — as translated by MacRumors.

The M2 Pro chip may be the first to use TSMC’s advanced 3nm process, the article adds. Apple’s A17 Bionic chip for next year’s iPhone 15 Pro models and the M3 chip, suitable for future MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro models, will also be manufactured based on TSMC’s 3nm process.

In his July 17 Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says Apple wants to debut new MacBook Pros with M2 Pros and M2 Max chips this fall — assuming there are no major supply chain issues. 

He said that 14-inch and 16-inch pro laptops are already in the works. No design change is expected. Gurman says the upgraded MacBook Pros will focus on the graphics side, “just like with the standard M2.”

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