Apple and Intel will be the first to debut the 3nm chip technology from TSMC. A new report has claimed that the iPhone maker will launch its next-generation iPad Pro in 2022, with the latest technology, while Intel is also expected to launch its own chips using this advanced process.
According to a NikkeiAsia report, the Cupertino based giant would debut the world’s largest contract chipmaker’s latest advanced process tech in its 2022 iPad Pro model. The shift to 3nm from the current-gen 5nm is expected to offer a 10 to 15 per cent jump in performance along with a 25 per cent to 30 per cent reduction in power consumption. In other words, it brings improvements that could make the new iPad Pro more powerful and efficient.
Interestingly, this also means that Apple would also mark the second time the brand unveiled its latest chipset in its new iPad lineup rather than its flagship iPhone series. At the moment, it is unclear if the company would unveil its latest chipset with its iPad Air or iPad Pro models next year. Similarly, Intel is also expected to be one of the first to debut TSMC’s 3nm process technology. The report stated that the chipmaker has already begun testing their chip designs with a 3nm process
Furthermore, the company is expected will start commercial production of the chips during the second half of next year. This would enable the firm to make up for lost ground in the chip market in recent years. Notably, the report added that the “chip volume planned for Intel is more than that for Apple’s iPad using the 3nm process.”