Apple could adopt the 2nm process for its iPhone and Mac chips as early as 2025 as the company’s main chip supplier TSMC has embarked on a plan to produce the process in the early parts of that year, DigiTimes reports.


All recent Apple chips feature 5nm process, including the A15 Bionic in the iPhone 13 series and Apple’s entire M1 silicon line. According to new DigiTimes According to today’s report, TSMC will begin mass production of 3nm chips later this year with 2nm chips in 2025 with Apple and Intel being among the first to use the newer technology.

TSMC has set a timetable for moving the 2nm GAA process to production in 2025 with commercialization of its 3nm FInFET process with improved rates of return in the second half of 2022, with Apple and Intel among the first customers to adopt both nodes, consolidating its dominance in the advanced foundry sector. According to industry sources.

A report from last year said that the upcoming iPad Pro, expected to be announced later this year, will feature a 3nm process. The current ‌iPad Pro‌ features the ‌M1‌ chip and the 2022 release is expected to include an all-new “M2” chip from Apple. The 3nm process technology boasts performance improvements of up to 15% while being at least 25% less battery hungry, according to TSMC.

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