From Money.UDN (reflected in AppleInsider) comes news that shows long-term plans for Apple chips. The company accepted seize full TSMC production capacity to manufacture the 3nm transistor chips, which will be used in the next generations of A (iPhone, iPad) and M (Mac) series chips.
Currently, the A14 and M1 chips have 5nm transistors, which already represented an increase in the efficiency of these SoCs compared to previous generations with 7nm chips. If the transistors are smaller, they will fit more into the same space and offer more power. Therefore, 3nm chips will give a jump in power compared to what we have today.
2 nm less on each transistor for two years from now
The idea is that the production that these chips from 2022
The production rate would be 50,000 chips per month, but from AppleInsider, they are counting that this will increase as TSMC has to manufacture and sell 300 million chips for profitability. With the number of devices Apple can sell in two years, I don’t think that’s a difficult task.