Apple’s next powerful desktop processor upgrade may not occur until later this year or early 2022. Although still unconfirmed and largely a rumor, it has been reported that Apple’s next-generation chipset based on the 4nm node will not be ready for production by manufacturing partner MMC. Later this year. The company’s current Mac Mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro all use the 5nm node.
Apple has already acquired TSMC’s capacity for its M-series desktop processors based on a smaller N4 node, with volume production for 4nm chipsets in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to a DigiTimes report Occurs occasionally. According to anonymous sources used by the publication, the 2022 has been moved above the deadline. If accurate, it means that there is a possibility of dubbing the new Mac – the M2 with the new N4-based M Series processor – not to materialize early next year or early next year until later this year can go.
In the past, we’ve heard rumors that Apple is rolling out new designs for its MacBook Pro laptops – which may be reshaped to 14- and 16-inch display sizes – along with a redesigned iMac that Loses its lower chin and more compact The Mac Pro is based on its own ARM-based M series processor. Looking at the design afresh, those models cannot debut unless TSMC can provide new M Series processors based on 4nm nodes, as historically Apple prefers to reuse old case designs when it The first generation changes to a new chip architecture. This is something we’ve seen when Apple moved from the Power PC processor to Intel in the past and most recently with the M1 move on Mac products.
Smaller and more compact 4nm nodes will help Apple further thin out its laptop and deliver more powerful chipsets with better battery efficiency. More compact silicon allows Apple to squeeze more transistors onto the chip. For its part, Apple had already claimed 20 hours of battery life on the MacBook Pro when watching the video, which is double what Apple cited for its earlier generation Intel-Power models.
On the desktop, Apple’s advances in silicon design will help it compete against rivals AMD and Intel. News of Apple’s quick plans for 4nm comes on the heels of Intel’s latest 7nm announcements.
In addition to the more advanced 4nm node, Apple is said to be partnering once again with TSMC for the A15 chipset, and sources in the publication mentioned that this processor series will go to the upcoming iPhone 13 smartphone. The chipset is expected to be based on a more advanced process of N5 node called N5 node or N5P. And beyond 4nm, Apple is already working on a 3nm processor for Mac.