Apple seems to be preparing for mass production of the M2 Pro chipset. A recent report from the Taiwan Commercial Times this week stated that TSMC will start production of the M2 Pro chipset by the end of 2022.
The production of the M2 Pro chipset will be entrusted to the flagship chip manufacturer from Taiwan, TSMC.
According to reports, TSMC will use 3nm fabrication technology for the M2 Pro chipset. This means that the M2 Pro will be the first chipset to feature 3nm technology.
The Taiwan Commercial Times report cites sources who know the ins and outs of the industry. It is mentioned that the M2 Pro will be the first chipset to use TSMC's 3nm fabrication process.
The Commercial Time report also reveals that TSMC's 3nm technology will also be embedded in the A17 Bionic chipset for the iPhone 14 Pro and the M3 chipset for the next-generation MacBook Air.
This report is supported by DigiTimes which reports that TSMC will start volume production of 3nm chipsets in the second half of 2022, including the M2 Pro chipset.
The M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets are designed as the successor chipsets to the M1 Pro and M1 Max. The M2 Pro and M2 Max will most likely launch on the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros in 2022.
Apple analyst Mark Gurman said that Apple has started producing a new generation of 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro.
The flagship M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets in the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBooks will carry a high graphics upgrade over the standard M2 chipset.
Mark Gurman said that the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with the Chiset M2 will launch at the Apple Event later this year.
However, Gurman warned that Apple could delay its launch until the spring of 2023 because of the tough supply-chain challenges.
“Given the ongoing supply chain challenges, it's difficult to predict with precision the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros will hit store shelves,” said Gurman.