TSMC will be in charge of the production of chips for the Mac, the next generation of 4 nanometer Apple Silicon. According to Digitimes, a good capacity has already been reserved for its production.
Apple already thinks about the future generation of Apple Silicon, 4 nanometer chips
In addition to the Mac chips, TSMC will be in charge of manufacturing the next A15 processor under the N5 Plus or N5P process node. Said manufacture will begin in May. Speaking about Apple Silicon, let’s remember that current chips are under the 5nm process. So the migration to a smaller size is already a reality.
When will the new chips be presented? Apple Silicon does not have a special date although it could happen sometime in the last quarter of 2021. For the A15 chip, it is planned to manufacture an improved version of the current process. That is to say, we will see an important reinforcement in the iPhone 13. The fact of making a smaller chip produces greater efficiency and performance.
Immediate future of Apple chips
Apple is expected to introduce a new chip this year, presumably intended for iMac. It came as a surprise a few weeks ago that Apple announced that the iMac Pro would be discontinued while supplies last. It would make all the sense in the world that Apple already offers a new iMac with its own chip, in addition to considering another more powerful chip for the Pro version.
In the meantime, we must wait for the new advances that are presented in terms of operating systems. At WWDC21, the date of which was announced today, iOS 15, macOS 12, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 will be released. Usually when the first beta versions are released there may be hints of future company products. As with the iOS 14.5 betas, it will be good to see what happens with the new operating systems. Many will be aware of what macOS 12 lets see, June 7 will be key to see if Apple is already working on the new iMac.