According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, suppliers for Apple will start mass producing new 14-inch, 16-inch, and iPad Pro models in the fourth quarter of 2022. All of the devices will likely continue to use 5nm CPUs.
In a pair of tweets, Kuo said that the upcoming MacBook Pro and iPad Pro models will continue to use 5nm chips since Apple’s chipmaking partner TSMC won’t start shipping 3nm chips until January 2023. The next iPad Pro with an M2 chip is anticipated to go on sale in October, but it’s unclear when the new MacBook Pro models will be available.
Some reports indicate MacBook Pro to release later this year, while others estimate a launch in 2023.
The M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, which some prior rumours had speculated would be Apple’s first 3nm CPUs, are anticipated to be included in the next MacBook Pro versions. The first Apple devices using CPUs based on TSMC’s 3nm technology won’t be released until some time next year, if the most recent information provided by Kuo is accurate. The A17 Bionic chip in the iPhone 15 Pro is anticipated to be a 3nm chip, just like future Macs and iPads.
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