Apple iPhone 13’s A15 Bionic won’t be based on 3nm process, confirms TSMC
- You might have to wait for the
iPhone14 for a 3nm chipset. TSMCconfirms 3nm process to go into production after the second half of 2022.
- The iPhone 13’s chipset likely to be based on the same 5nm process as its predecessor.
Some reports have already suggested that the upcoming iPhone 13-series will use
According to PhoneArena, TSMC has confirmed that the design process for the 3nm chipsets will commence later this year, with the mass production estimated to begin only after the second half of 2022. Earlier, there were rumours claiming that TSMC has preponed its production schedule, but TSMC has rubbished those reports today. Usually, it takes a year for a chip to enter into production and be ready to be shipped to a phone.
Earlier this month, TSMC shared its plans to invest $100 billion over the next three years to keep up with demand. Bloomberg reports that TSMC now expects investments of about $30 billion on capacity expansions and upgrades this year, after spending $8.8 billion.
With all those plans in the pipeline, it looks likely that the foundry might be on schedule to deliver the 3nm node on time for the Apple iPhone 14.
While TSMC will be sourcing the 3nm chips to Apple, Qualcomm is rumoured to be sticking to
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