TSMC To Start Mass Production Of Apple’s M2 Pro, M2 Max On 3nm Process Next Month

Featuring TSMC’s cutting-edge 3nm architecture, the M2 Pro and M2 Max are all set to undergo mass production starting next month. Though it is clear that Apple will be using these powerful SoCs in its upcoming Macs, the mass production of these starting next week doesn’t mean that there will be new products so soon. If you are one of those who are keenly looking forward to the iPhone 14 series, keep in mind that the A16 Bionic will not be featured in the next generation 3nm process.

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Commercial Times has recently published a report stating that the M2 Pro and M2 Max will very likely be the first ones to use the advanced 3nm process by TSMC. It had been reported earlier that both these Apple silicon will be entering mass production this year. It remains unclear exactly which month the operations would begin. Unfortunately, the A16 Bionic is not going to be made on this architecture.

It’s quite likely that Apple has already given orders for the A16 Bionic to TSMC to be made on its 4nm architecture and this must have been done way before TSMC even announced the 3nm process. Even if Apple had wanted to secure a deal with TSMC for the 3nm process, it would have resulted in shipment issues on such a short notice, resulting in delays for the iPhone 14 models.

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Apple is now in need of constant supply after it has asked suppliers to prepare components for around 95 million iPhone 14 units. The new Macs which will be based on the M2 Pro and M2 Max will also not make their way to the market before next year. While we are quite excited for new products to launch and be available, we sometimes forget the long list of factors that impact the availability.

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