Without a doubt, one of the most significant successes in Apple history has a first and last name: Apple Silicon. A somewhat risky bet on the part of the company, which has undoubtedly come to fruition perfectly.
A profound change of the whole range of their computers, based on the Intel architecture, for the new ones with their own super ARM processors. And iPhone users, on the rebound, will benefit from these changes. Apple Silicon processors from 2023 will be 3 nm, and already put, those of iPhones and iPads, too. Olé!
It was very clear that Apple was very happy with the job their ARM processor vendor had been doing for years, TSMC. All the results of the last few years of the ARM A-series processors have been very satisfactory.
And Apple did not hesitate to continue to rely on its supplier TSMC, to manufacture the new range of processors. M series for your Apple Silicon. And it was a great success. After the launch last year of the first Macs with the M1 processor, this year we already have on the market the new MacBook Pro with even more powerful chips based on the first ones, the M1 Pro and M1 Max.
Information just published a report where it is explained that Apple, satisfied with these new processors, is already pushing TMSC to design and manufacture a new series even more powerful and efficient in consumption, if possible.
TMSC will manufacture 3nm chips.
And this leads to reducing the size of these chips. The current M series is manufactured with an architecture of 5 nanometers. TMSC predicts that in 2022, said M series of Apple Silicon processors will continue to be manufactured in 5nm.
Instead, it looks like for the A16 series of the upcoming iPhone 14 next year, the company will reduce the processor size to 4nm, improving the power consumption of the current A15s.
Most likely, by 2023 the chipmaker will be able to deliver new processors based on an even smaller 3nm architecture. The company is already working on it. There are three new processors whose code names are “Ibiza“,”Lobo” and “Palma“.
Thus, once TMSC has set up the entire industrial process to be able to manufacture the new 3nm M Series processors, it will take advantage of this investment to launch new A-Series processors for iPhones and iPads, based on this 3 nanometer architecture. , which means that they will be much more efficient. They will consume less, and they will heat less.