The famous chip supply chain tipser @Mobile Chip Expert said that the long-rumored Apple AR/VR headset will be equipped with a derivative version of the M2 chip (code name Staten), plus a co-processor Bora chip. He said that these two chips are foundry by TSMC, and the mass production time is expected to be at the end of the fourth quarter of 2022.
It was reported last week that the development of Apple’s M2 processor is nearly complete, and TSMC’s 4nm process will be used, and in the future, Apple’s self-developed computer chips will be upgraded every 18 months.
It is expected that in the second half of 2022, Apple will first launch the M2 chip (code name Staten), and in the first half of 2023, it will launch the new M2X chip (code name Rhodes), and release two chips such as M2 pro and M2 Max according to different graphics cores.
In addition, M2 Staten will still use an 8-core design, but the main frequency will be higher. The number of GPU cores will increase from 7 or 8 in M1 to 9 or 10, which means that its CPU and graphics performance will be improved compared to M1, making it more suitable for platforms with higher GPU requirements.