After the iPhone 14 series presented last week, eyes turned to Apple’s new smart devices. Some information has leaked about the Apple M3 and A17 Bionic processors.
The iPhone 14 family, which is eagerly awaited by tech enthusiasts, was unveiled at the event held on September 7. Apple, which only includes the A16 Bionic processor in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models, has begun work on the new processor. The new processor is believed to be used in the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models.
Apple M3 and A17 Bionic will be manufactured with 3nm technology
Apple ushered in a new era in the desktop and laptop market with its ARM-based Mac range. Introducing the M2 processor in recent months, the company has managed to win the admiration of consumers with the devices it produces with 5nm technology.
TSMC is known to have developed the first generation of 3nm manufacturing technology called N3. The company is said to have entered into an agreement with Apple for a next-generation manufacturing technology called N3E.
The N3E, which is better than the first generation in terms of performance and efficiency, will form the basis of Apple devices to be introduced in 2023. In addition, Apple will develop a processor for the iPad with the first generation of 3nm manufacturing technology produced by TSMC.
Although not yet finalized, the iPad Pro model with the M2 processor is expected to be unveiled next month. Manufactured with second-generation 5nm technology, the Apple M2 processor exceeds expectations in terms of performance.
on 3nm processors 40 cores Among the rumors is that there will be four molds that will allow construction. It is worth recalling that the Apple M1 processor has 8 cores, while the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors have 10 cores.
Earlier this year, it was claimed that TSMC was having problems with its chip production. Although there is no official statement yet, the company is believed to have overcome the issues and started research and development.
TSMC is among the companies hardest hit by the semiconductor shortage because it can provide a steady supply of chips to other companies in the semiconductor industry. Analysts say that if TSMC has problems with the 3nm process, companies like AMD and Nvidia will continue on their way with 5nm technology.