Intel's 14-generation core Meteor Lake appears to be running into some issues that have delayed plans for TSMC to contract 3nm core modules.
On the one hand, TSMC slowed down the production expansion of 3nm, on the other hand, Intel vacated this part of 3nm, naturally accepted by Apple.
According to the latest news,Apple is sure to be the first to invest in TSMC's 3NM this year, probably starting with the M2 Pro processor. Next year, Apple also has A16, M2 follow-on enhanced version and M3 to hand over to TSMC 3NM foundry.
The M2 is still a 5nm process, according to Apple, but Apple redesigned its internal architecture with larger transistors, an 18% increase in CPU performance and a 35% increase in GPU performance.
M2 standard edition adopts 8-core CPU+ 10-core GPU+ 16-core NPU design. Similar to the family improvement in M1 era, M2 Pro/M2 Max will significantly increase the size of graphics units, possibly up to 12 core CPU+38 core GPU.