Next-Generation MacBooks Unlikely to Use 3nm Chips

While all eyes are currently on the new-generation iPhone that’s believed to be just around the corner, Apple is also working hard on the next family of MacBooks.

And according to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is unlikely to use 3nm chips on the upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.

Expected to enter mass production in the fourth quarter of this year, the MacBooks will therefore stick with the 5nm chips, obviously based on the TSMC design.

“New 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro with new processors will enter mass production in 4Q22. Given TSMC’s guidance that the 3nm will contribute revenue starting in 1H23, processors of 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro models may still adopt the 5nm advanced node,” Kuo said.

People familiar with the matter said that Apple is planning a second event this fall specifically for the unveiling of new iPads and MacBook models.

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