Apple’s A14X chip, which will be powered by Apple’s Silicon Mac and next-generation iPad Pro, will begin mass production in the fourth quarter of this year, according to DigiTimes, Taiwan’s supply chain news media. Last year, TSMC announced a $25 billion investment in a new 5nm process aimed at becoming the sole supplier of Apple processors.
Last month, it was announced that the first Mac with an Apple Silicon would be a 12-inch MacBook that lasts between 15 and 20 hours. The A14X will be developed using a 5nm process, based on a 5nm process.
The A14X codenamous Tonga, in addition to the Apple Silicon Mac, delivers superior performance for the next generation of iPad Pro.
According to Bloomberg, Apple’s first self-developed chip Mac will feature a 12-core design with eight high-performance cores and four energy-efficient cores. In addition, Apple has begun designing a second-generation Mac processor based on the A15 chip.