Apple’s new A16 Bionic and M2 processors will be almost indistinguishable from the old ones

Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that the new Apple processors will use the old process technology.

The A16 Bionic and M2 chips will be built on the 5nm process technology used in the A15 and M1. With TSMC’s significantly better N3 and N4P fabrication processes not available for mass production until 2023, N5P and N4 are the latest viable technologies.

Kuo believes that N4 does not have significant advantages over N5P, the process currently used to produce the A15 Bionic in the iPhone 13 and iPad mini lineup, so Apple plans to stick with N5P for the A16. For this reason, you should not expect a significant increase in performance.

So far, Kuo is not exactly sure only about M2. The company, in his opinion, can go in two ways: keep the name for more powerful solutions or use it now to increase sales. [MacRumors]

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