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According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the 2024 MacBook Pro models will use 3nm M3 Pro and M3 Max chips.

In December 2022, TSMC began producing 3nm devices in large quantities.

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  • Chips now in use are made using a 5nm technology.
  • Chips made on a 3nm process are anticipated to perform better.
  • The newest chips from TSMC have better battery performance and use less energy.
MacBook Pro
On Monday, Apple updated its 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.

According to reports, Apple’s 2024 MacBook Pro lineup would have M3 Pro and M3 Max CPUs produced using the 3-nanometer process by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). A MacBook Pro model powered by the M3 Pro and M3 Max chip will go into mass production in the first half of 2024, claims an Apple expert. The next-generation 3-nanometer chips were put into mass production by the Taiwanese semiconductor firm in late December. Using 3nm technology should result in better performance and power efficiency when compared to current chips made using a 5-nanometer process.

The next MacBook Pro models are anticipated to enter production in the first half of 2024, according to TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. They will feature M3 Pro or M3 Max processors built by 3nm chips, most likely TSMC’s N3P or N3S.

According to the analyst’s tweet, “I anticipate the next updated MacBook Pro models, which will use M3 Pro/M3 Max CPUs produced by 3nm (likely TSMC’s N3P or N3S), will enter mass production in 1H24.”

According to earlier reports, Apple’s M3 and A17 CPUs, which are anticipated to be used in 2023 Mac computers and iPhone handsets, respectively, would be manufactured using the second-generation TSMC 3nm process. The same rumour claims that Apple may also employ TSMC’s N3 3nm process for a few of its upcoming iPad models. But the article didn’t disclose the specific iPad model that might be powered by this chipset.

The 3-nanometer chips, which TSMC began mass producing in December 2022, are anticipated to provide more processing power while using less energy, enhancing battery performance. According to one report, the new 3nm process used by TSMC for manufacturing Apple’s A17 processor, which will be used in the forthcoming iPhone 15 series, may help to enhance battery life.

On Tuesday, Apple also unveiled the M2-series processor-powered Mac mini desktop computer, new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro notebooks, and new MacBook Pro laptops. The recently unveiled M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs will be available for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro (2023) models, while the new Mac mini will come standard with the M2 CPU and the option to upgrade to the M2 Pro.

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