Apple reported that it will adopt TSMC’s enhanced 3nm chipmaking tech – N3E – next year for its iPhone and Mac devices, skipping the 3nm tech. Apple’s A17 chip, which will be used in the next generation of iPhone and iPad in 2023, is currently under development. The new chip will adopt TSMC’s enhanced 3nm tech for volume production, Nikkei Asia reported, citing three people familiar with the matter on Wednesday. In addition, two sources added that M3 chips for Mac devices would also use the N3E tech. Chips made with N3E tech have more powerful performance and higher power efficiency, according to TSMC. Apple’s newly released high-end iPhone 14 Pro series came with A16 chips built with TSMC’s 4nm tech. Meanwhile, Apple rival Qualcomm also dropped Samsung and turned to TSMC to build its new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip with 4nm tech this year. [Nikkei Asia]