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Apple's follow-up to M1 chip goes into mass production for Mac

TSMC-made chipsets to replace Intel offerings in laptops set to launch in 2H

Apple is the world's No. 4 PC maker, and last year its Mac shipments jumped 29% to 23.1 million units, IDC says.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- The next generation of Mac processors designed by Apple entered mass production this month, sources familiar with the matter told Nikkei Asia, bringing the U.S. tech giant one step closer to its goal of replacing Intel-designed central processing units with its own.

Shipments of the new chipset -- tentatively known as the M2, after Apple's current M1 processor -- could begin as early as July for use in MacBooks that are scheduled to go on sale in the second half of this year, the people said.

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