Apple began production of the next-generation Mac processor this month. Apple’s new System-on-a-Chip (System-on-a-Chip), which is expected to be called the M2 chipset, will be available in July this year.
The continuity of the M1 chip, in addition to the MacBook, can now also be seen in the Apple iPad Pro. The processor product line is Apple’s attempt to get rid of the Intel chipset in Apple products. The Nikkei Asia report confirmed that the report mentioned that the new M2 chipset was manufactured by Apple, a leading semiconductor manufacturing company in Taiwan, and claimed that the M2 chipset was manufactured using the latest semiconductor manufacturing technology. It is called 5nm plus or N5P.
According to the report, these state-of-the-art chipsets will take at least three months to manufacture. The source pointed out that the M2 chipset may appear in the MacBook released in the second half of this year. The development has not yet been officially confirmed by Apple or TSMC.
After the M2 chip goes on the market, it will be a bold move for Apple, because they will have a completely internal processor design. To this end, the company developed the M1 chipset in 2020 and announced the use of the chipset in its iPad Pro series products this year. Prior to their launch earlier this month, these chipsets can only run on the MacBooks of the Cupertino-based tech giant.
The use of M1 chips is also reflected in Apple’s sales. According to IDC, the company increased MacBook sales to 6.69 million Macs in the first quarter of this year. This is almost twice the MacBook sales last year. The M chipset production line is used as a complete single-chip system, integrating components such as a central processing unit, GPU, and accelerators for artificial intelligence on a single chip. The report mentioned that the M2 chip may be used in other Apple devices besides the MacBook.