Apple was the first company that used a 3nm processor, the Apple A17 Pro. That chip fuels the iPhone 15 Pro series. Having said that, it seems like Apple won’t be the first to use a 2nm processor.
Apple won’t be the first to use a 2nm processor, it seems
This information comes from Revegnus, a tipster. He shared it via X, as a reply to one of his followers. That follower wrote that Apple will be the first to use a 2nm processor, which Revegnus denied.
He said that Apple’s 2nm chip has been delayed. He also added that Android OEMs will be the first to use 2nm technology. As a reminder, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which launched recently, is a 4nm processor.
3nm Qualcomm & MediaTek flagships expected in Q4 next year
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 and Dimensity 9400 will be 3nm processors, and they’re expected to arrive in the fourth quarter of next year. So, we’re in for a wait for 2nm chips, chances are they’re coming in 2025.
Smartphone chips have been outstanding for years now. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 was praised for a reason. Its sheer power and power efficiency at the same time proved its worth over and over again throughout 2023.
The Apple A17 Pro is a truly powerful processor
The Apple A17 Pro showed its muscles, especially in the graphics department. The iPhone 15 Pro series is able to run some console-quality games because of that processor.
So, it remains to be seen what will 2nm processors deliver. We’re expecting even better power efficiency, and, of course, more power at the same time. Chances are we won’t get any concrete information anytime soon, however, as we’re still far away from those chips becoming a reality.
We may start seeing more Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 and Dimensity 9400 rumors towards the end of the year, or early next year, though.