The chip that will power iPhone 12 is the subject of the most recent leak. An image offers us the first look at the chip that will arrive with Apple’s next flagships.
The best CPUs we can get in smartphones today, Apple’s A13 Bionic ad Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 or 865 Plus, are 7nm chips. Making a chip a nanometer or two smaller means more speed and power, and that’s exactly what Apple plans to do. Here are the latest details.
iPhone 12’s A14 Bionic Chip: What We Should Expect
Popular tipster Mr.white posted on Twitter a picture that shows a group of A14-branded chips from the top down. The image could have been easily photoshopped, so we can’t tell if it’s accurate or not. The intriguing thing is that the photo came days after chip manufacturer TSMC unveiled it’s currently making 5-nanometer chips for a device due this fall, which is very likely to be Apple’s next flagships.
TSMC also said that the 5nm chip in question is around “15 % faster but uses a full 30 % lower power than the current 7nm node that is in the Apple A13 or Snapdragon 865 Plus.” Such a thing should mean great things for battery life and longevity on a charge, especially nowadays when devices come with more energy demands.
An advantage Apple enjoys with its chips is ubiquity. The A14 chips will power every smartphone the tech giant releases between now and the end of the year. So, we should expect all iPhone 12 variants to house such a chip, from the 5.4-inch entry-level handset to the range-topping, 6.8-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The next iPhone 12 series will reportedly employ 4GB RAM to go along with it in the standard variants, and 6GB for the Pro models, which might also have 120Hz refresh-rate displays, mmWave 5G connectivity, and a LiDAR sensor for enhanced augmented reality. More details should be unveiled in the coming months!