Apple Stock News: M3 for Macs and A17 chip for the iPhone 15 Pro
Apple Stock News: According to MacRumors, Next year, Apple’s upcoming M3 processor for Macs and A17 chip for the iPhone 15 Pro models will be produced using TSMC’s improved 3nm process known as N3E. Compared to TSMC’s first-generation 3nm technology, known as N3, N3E will provide better performance and power efficiency. For some of its upcoming iPad chips, Apple intends to use TSMC’s first-generation 3nm process. The report does not specify which iPad models are being referred to, but rumors suggest that Apple will update the iPad Pro next month with the M2 chip, which is manufactured using TSMC’s second-generation 5nm process.
Launch of New MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs
According to MacRumors, the next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, which are anticipated to retain the same design as the models announced in October 2021, but include M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs, are apparently being produced and shipped by Apple’s suppliers. Suppliers in Apple’s Mac supply chain are reducing the production of current AirPods Pro and Macs in order to ramp up production for shipments of new AirPods and forthcoming MacBook Pros.
Apple Watch Ultra Features 76% Larger Battery Than Series 8
According to MacRumors, the battery size of the 45mm Apple Watch Series 8 is 308mAh, which is a 76% increase for the Apple Watch Ultra compared to the previous largest Apple Watch. In addition, the Apple Watch Ultra has the longest battery life ever in an Apple Watch, with up to 36 hours of regular use and up to 60 hours with Low Power mode enabled.
New iPhone Pre-orders not meeting Expectations
According to MacRumors, in comparison to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, the pre-order results for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have been “neutral” and “good.” The likelihood that it may reduce orders for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, which now make up around 45 percent of shipments for the total lineup, is “increasing.” For instance, the “pre-order result is much lower than expected” for the iPhone 14 Plus.