Apple has hit the table with its M1 processor. It is first processor made by Apple in a Mac, and exceeded all expectations.
A new report from UDN reveals that Apple was quick and got much of the production of TSMC 3nm processors, the maker of Apple processors.
In this report, it is claimed that TSMC’s 3nm chips will be for use in M-series and A-series processors. However, this also seems to indicate that Apple plans to include new M-series processors in iPads
“When TSMC rushed to implement 3nm, it was reported that Apple was the first to contract 3nm initial production capacity, mainly producing its own M-series processors for the new generation of Mac laptops and iPad products. TSMC plans to complete certification and 3nm test production next year, and mass production in 2022. Apple has taken the lead in capacity, allowing TSMC’s advanced manufacturing process to win over Samsung again.
Apple took the lead in contracting TSMC’s initial 3nm chip production capacity, becoming TSMC’s first 3nm customer group. Apple to use TSMC’s 3nm to produce its own M-series chips for Mac and iPad
This is only a report, but it may contain some interesting information. Since then, M1 processors are more powerful than the A series
However, if M1 processors reach iPads, it would mean that IPads and Macs would be closer than ever. They would even allow, in theory, to use macOS on the iPad. We will have to wait.