DigiTimes claims the TSMC N3 wafers will be over US$20000 each. This is up from $16000-$17000
TSMC has seen its sale price per wafer rise exponentially starting from sub-10nm process nodes, with wafer prices for 3nm topping US$20,000, according to industry sources.
It's paywalled, but this translated table pretty much summarizes it. I don't know exactly what they mean by "N3" though. All of the N3 series? N3X? Etc. And I guess the cost would vary depending upon volume.
When my remote went missing I replaced it with this remote
. $11.00 and it works great.
I just picked up an as-new 2nd gen Siri remote for < US$30 off Kijiji, for my 2017 Apple TV. It is by far the best. Here are the 3 types of Apple TV remotes I have now, and all work with my Apple TV 4K.
The left one is from older Apple TVs. It functions similarly what you describe for your eBay knockoff one. FF/RW works, but there is no trackpad support so quick navigation around a video is not possible. With the trackpad on the newer remotes you can jump to anywhere in the video in an instant.
For the middle one, it gains Siri and the trackpad but loses the FF/RW buttons. If you click on the edges it's supposed to function like FF/RW, but if you don't click in the exact right spots it doesn't work. Very frustrating.
The one on the right is best of both worlds. As you know, it has actual click buttons and the centre is also a button functioning as an 'enter' button, but that whole circular surface also functions as a trackpad. Works great.
I may try to find another cheap used 2nd gen Siri remote for my old Apple TV HD on another TV. That 2015 Apple TV model is noticeably slow with its A8 and 2 GB RAM, but it's not slow enough to be painful.
A8 / 2 GB - 2015 Apple TV HD
A10X / 3 GB - 2017 Apple TV 4K (1st gen)
A12 / 3 GB - 2021 Apple TV 4K (2nd gen)
A15 / 4 GB - 2022 Apple TV 4K (3rd gen)
All of the above Apple TVs work with all of the 3 remotes in the pic, and all of the above run the latest version of tvOS.
Anyhow, I've returned the Apple TV 4K 2nd gen I just got. I figure my A10X 1st gen ATV 4K + 2nd gen Siri remote is roughly equivalent to the A12 2nd gen ATV 4K, aside from future updates. Geekbench Metal for A10X is actually faster than A12, although in some iPad games A12 is better than A10X. However, in 2023, neither is actually fast for games. If I'm going to replace that A10X in my home theatre, I may as well get the latest 3rd gen model with more RAM, double the max storage, and much faster A15 SoC. I'm not a gamer, but it'd give me an excuse to finally take advantage of the 3-month free subscription to Apple Arcade.