San Francisco, Sep 14 (IANS) Tech large Apple’s upcoming M3 chip for Macs and A17 chip for iPhone 15 Professional fashions shall be manufactured primarily based on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Firm’s (TMSC) enhanced 3nm course of referred to as “N3E” subsequent 12 months, media studies say.
N3E will provide improved efficiency and energy effectivity in comparison with TSMC’s first-generation 3nm course of referred to as N3, citing Nikkei Asia, AppleInsider reported on Tuesday.
Within the meantime, the report claimed that Apple plans to make use of TSMC’s first-generation 3nm course of for a few of its upcoming iPad chips.
As per the report, it’s unclear which iPad fashions the report is referring to, as rumours counsel that Apple will replace the iPad Professional subsequent month with the M2 chip, which is manufactured primarily based on TSMC’s second-generation 5nm course of.
A brand new entry-level iPad with an older A14 chip can be anticipated later this 12 months, the report mentioned.
The report claims that 2023 might mark the second 12 months in a row during which solely the Professional fashions of the brand new iPhone lineup function Apple’s newest chip.
Final week, the tech large unveiled iPhone 14 Professional fashions with an A16 chip primarily based on TSMC’s 4nm course of, whereas the usual iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus fashions are geared up with the previous-generation A15 chip.
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