A few days before, we had some renders of the upcoming iPad Pro and iPhone 13 series. And now a report is hovering online that says that the upcoming iPad Pro 2022 will be powered by an Apple Silicone chipset based on a 3nm fabrication technology.
The report by TrendForce and DigiTimes claimed that Apple will bring its 3 nm-based Silicone chipset in 2023. On the other hand, a fresh report by Nikkie claims that Apple will bring the 3 nm-based Silicone chipset in late 2022. However, the timeline reported by both aren’t too different and doesn’t have much of a time gap between them.
Apart from this, the company will reportedly manufacture the chipset on TSMC’s fabrication technology. TSMC will implement the technology from next year, i.e., 2022, and after a few months, Apple will bring the technology into their chipsets. The 3nm fabrication technology will allow the chip to fit in a small area and will cover a minimal amount of battery while not compromising on performance. Moreover, the chipset will likely be first seen on iPad Pro 2022.
The next year’s iPhone series, which will be reported as the iPhone 14 series, may not come with a 3 nm-based Silicone chipset. Instead, it will be powered by 4 nm-based chipsets. So you can expect the 3nm Silicone chipset to be exclusive for iPad Pro, at least for 2022. The TSMC’s 4nm technology will end its testing by early 2022, while the 3nm technology’s testing will start in late 2022. So, to ensure uninterrupted device stocks worldwide, Apple will offer 4nm Silicone chipsets to their iPhone 14 series.
Moreover, the 3nm chip is expected to come in the whole iPad series and the upcoming Macs as well. As for the iPhones, the technology will improve gradually, like 5 nm-based chipsets will power the iPhone 13 series, a 4nm chipset will power the iPhone 14 series, and iPhone 15 series might come with a 3nm chipset, and so on.