Apple has yet to formally unveil details about the upcoming A17 Bionic and M3 chips, intended for the iPhone 15 and the latest Mac models. However, indications suggest that Cupertino is already immersed in the development of processors slated for release in 2025 and 2026.
While it is a well-known practice for Apple to engage in forward-looking innovation, the confirmation of these efforts remains intriguing. An individual known as @_orangera1n (as reported by MacRumors) stumbled upon references within Cupertino’s Backend Server, revealing insights about the impending A19, M5 Pro, M5 Max, and M5 Ultra chips.
These advanced chipsets are anticipated to energize notable products like the iPhone 17 Pro, iPhone 18, top-tier MacBook Pro, Mac mini, Mac Studio, and even the Mac Pro. It is foreseen that these offerings will gradually debut towards the conclusion of 2025 and progress throughout 2026.
MacRumors provides insight into how observant users, denoted as X users, managed to uncover these chip details. Their approach involved leveraging Apple’s Tatsu Signing Server (TSS), an apparatus that authenticates firmware files via unique certificates. Any TSS request yielding a legitimate identifier signifies an as-yet-unreleased chip. Numerous instances of this nature emerged from Ellie’s posts.
A preceding report from Nikkei Asia underscores that TSMC is anticipated to manufacture processors utilizing a groundbreaking 2nm technology by 2025. This innovative technology promises even greater potency and energy efficiency compared to the yet-to-be-released A17 and M3 chips, which are anticipated to integrate 3nm technology. Consequently, the A19 and M5 chips could potentially mark the pioneer adopters of TSMC’s cutting-edge 2nm process.