Apple is reportedly planning to adopt a 2-nanometer process for its iPhone chips as early as 2026.
By that timeline, Apple’s iPhone 17 series models could be the company’s first to feature a chip made with a 2nm process.
The information comes from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
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Not just within the company, Apple might be one of the first few to use a 2nm chip in its device, which is expected to offer significant improvements in performance and power efficiency over the current 3-nanometer process. For reference, Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max’s A17 chip is 3nm.
The 2-nanometer process will further shrink the size of the transistors on the chip, allowing more transistors to be packed into a smaller area. This will result in faster performance and lower power consumption in modern smartphones.
Kuo did not provide any further details about the specific features or capabilities of the 2-nanometer chips but said that Apple and Nvidia will be among the first clients to place orders for them.