Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reported that mass production of the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros will begin in the fourth quarter of 2022 (October-December). However, it is likely that the system-on-chip (SoC) that will be installed will continue to be manufactured on TSMC’s 5nm process “N5P”, he said.
Following M2, M2 Pro / Max will also be manufactured with N5P
Kuo said that the SoCs installed in the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, which will begin mass production in the fourth quarter of 2022 (October-December), will be manufactured using TSMC’s latest process “N3”. We expect that there is a high possibility of “N5P”.
As a reason for this, he cites that semiconductor manufacturing on TSMC’s 3nm process “N3” will contribute to the company’s earnings in the first quarter of 2023 (January to March). We are telling you that it may not be in time for mass production in the fourth quarter (October to December).
New Macs Rumored to be Announced at October Event
It was reported that semiconductor manufacturing on TSMC’s 3nm process will begin within the year, and the first product to be shipped will be the M2 Pro.
Apple is rumored to hold an event in October 2022 to announce new Macs.
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.
— Ming-Chi Kuo (@mingchikuo) August 22, 2022
Source: Guo Ming (@mingchikuo)/Twitter
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