iPhone 17 Pro models to arrive in 2025 with 2nm chipset made by TSMC: Report


According to a report, Apple is planning to launch the first iPhone equipped with a processor built on 2nm process in 2025. The Cupertino company will reportedly launch the iPhone 17 Pro and iPhone 17 Pro Max with next-generation chipsets from TSMC. The iPhone 15 Pro models were Apple's first phones to be equipped with the 3nm A17 Pro chip, while standard iPhone models still run on the 4nm A16 Bionic chipset that previously powered Pro models launched in 2022.

According to a DigiTimes report (via Apple Insider) citing supply chain sources, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is preparing a new chip built on its 2nm process for the iPhone 17 Pro models, which are due in the second half of 2024. Expected to be launched in the second half. Apple is also expected to introduce Mac models with 2nm chips in the future, but the report does not specify any timeline for these processors.

TSMC is on track to produce 2nm chips that will be built on its “N2” process technology, with the iPhone 17 Pro and iPhone 17 Pro Max likely to be the first smartphones to feature the next-generation chips, while the standard iPhone 17 models will be based on the previous generation. , a process that Apple has adopted since the iPhone 14, which had the same chip as the iPhone 13 Pro.

While the Taiwanese chip firm will begin producing 2nm chip designs next year, according to the report, it is also working on a more advanced version of the “N2” process technology for even better 2nm chips that will be ready by the end of 2026 . This suggests that the first iPhone models with chips built on the “N2P” process technology could be from the iPhone 19 series that could debut a year later in 2027.

According to the report, TSMC is also working on its more advanced “A14” process technology, which will allow it to produce 1.4nm chipsets. However, there is currently no word on the timeline for production of chips on the advanced process technology, meaning it could be several years before iPhone models with 1.4nm processors are launched.

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