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Future iPhone 3nm processors are being produced in large quantities by TSMC

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is the biggest contract chipmaker in the world, and it has just begun mass-producing its next-generation 3-nanometer CPU.

Following Samsung’s lead into the future of chip design, the business has reportedly begun mass manufacturing of the next-gen chip at its Tainan site in southern Taiwan. Mark Liu, chairman of TSMC, predicted that “the semiconductor industry would develop significantly over the next decade, and Taiwan will undoubtedly play an even more vital role in the global economy,” and he also noted that demand for TSMC’s 3-nanometer CPUs was “extremely robust.”

As Liu puts it, “mass manufacture of 3-nanometer chips is the outcome of decades-long engagement with the local supply chain.”

The company’s 3nm process technology is anticipated to significantly enhance performance and power efficiency across a variety of use cases, including mobile devices, HPC, and AI. The next-generation processors, according to TSMC, would “provide higher performance than its 5nm circuits while consuming around 35% less power.”

Will the iPhone 15 use 3nm processors?

When 3nm technology will find its way into Apple’s A-Series CPUs for the iPhone is presently unknown. Over the following several years, TSMC will launch a 4nm facility in Arizona, and in2026, the company will launch a separate 3nm unit. This suggests that it won’t be included in the iPhone 15, which is scheduled to be released in September 2023.

TSMC notes that the greater increase may be in battery life owing to the power efficiency obtained in the 3nm process, so although customers may anticipate a noticeable speed boost if the technology is used in the iPhone, they may see an even larger improvement in the form of longer battery life.

While improvements to speed and battery life are always appreciated, the newest iPhones currently have more than enough of both to last most people all day. The next logical step for non-Max devices is to achieve battery life of several days. You can count on our collective approval of that plan!