If we are to believe the latest rumors, Apple partner TSMC is working on the processors that we will know as the M2 Pro and M3. The upcoming chipsets are based on the 3nm process and are reportedly coming to the high-end versions of the MacBook Pro and Mac mini. When, that is still the question.
The rumor comes from the DigiTimes website. The editors often base their news on industry sources, but are otherwise not transparent about the origin. Checking sources is therefore difficult, which means that verifying the news is often not possible. That’s why we take DigiTimes news with a grain of salt.
Apple partners with TSMC
Nevertheless, it is an interesting piece of news. Because Apple reportedly could choose from all kinds of manufacturers, including TSMC and Samsung. The choice therefore fell, possibly, on the old and trusted production partner. It is expected to start producing the chips from the second half of 2022.
Mark Gurman, the well-known Bloomberg editor who writes about Apple, previously announced that the M2 Pro is coming to the MacBook Pro and Mac mini. This concerns 14- and 16-inch models of the popular laptop line. The M3 processor, which will therefore appear on the market after the M2 Pro, is intended for a different product group.
That processor may come in an updated 13-inch MacBook Air, a new 15-inch MacBook Air, a new iMac, and a new 12-inch MacBook. The expectation was always that the M3 would be based on the 3nm processor. But that the same applies to the M2 Pro is a surprising rumor.
M2 MacBook Pro: 5 reasons to (not) buy it
The current version of the M2 processor is based on the 5nm process. So Apple, or at least the production partners, are making big strides in a relatively short time, as it appears now. The first products with the new chips may appear in mid or late 2023.
Seen a mistake? Mail us. We are grateful to you.