Apple has been drawing the roadmap for a long time by producing its own processors on the mobile platform side. In recent years, it has started to use the M series, which has its own chips, instead of Intel processors in all models, especially laptop models. However, a report revealed that these chips will not be renewed every year like the A-series.
Apple will renew Silicon chips every 18 months!
Apple has been working diligently for the past few years to move Mac series devices from Intel processors to Silicon. At first, the manufacturer was acclaimed with the M1 processor, then introduced the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. However, he signaled that there is no turning back on this road anymore and that this series will continue.
In an emerging report, supply chain sources claim that Apple aims to update the Apple Silicon line every 18 months. As such, this contrasts with the A-series chips, which are introduced each fall as part of the annual changes to iPhone models.
In addition, leaked information says that the M2 series will launch in the first half of 2022 with a chip codenamed Staten. Just like its predecessor, the versions expected to come with the names M2 Pro and M2 Max will apparently arrive in the first half of 2023 as part of an M2X architecture codenamed Rhodes. The M2 chip is claimed to be manufactured using a 4-nanometer process. In addition, this technology is said to be used in the A16 processor in the iPhone 14 models, which will be introduced in 2022. In this case, Apple will switch to this new production process first on smartphones.
What makes these details so important and realistic is the information shared by TSMC. The company has already announced that it has started working on the 3 Nm technology. However, it seems very difficult to catch up with next year. Therefore, Apple plans to put 18 months between the M2 and M3 models, first 4 Nm and then 3 Nm production.
A roadmap leaked in November on the subject informed that the next-generation Apple Silicon processors have codenames Ibiza, Lobos and Palma. The chips, thought to be separate from Rhodes, are said to each contain two molds manufactured using a 5-nanometer process.
The Ibiza is expected to be the low-power version to be used on the MacBook Air and iPad, while the Lobos and Palma are expected to be used on the MacBook Pro and other Mac desktop models. So all of these chips will be present in the devices we encounter this year.