New reports tell that Apple’s chip foundry partner, TSMC will start production of A14 Bionic as early this month end! Digitimes reported that the new chips will be based on 5nm technology, and are first from Apple to support 5G. These new native chips will be fitted into Apple’s upcoming flagship series, iPhone 12!
Latest Chip Production Starting Soon
Apple’s rebound with iPhone SE has adequately excited the community. And now, it’s set to bring a whole new series of flagship phones, the iPhone 12. This series could be having four new handsets, and house new processor, 5G support, and of course, better cameras. While these are expected to unveil in September this year, as happen every time, the ongoing pandemic led lockdowns hindered the process.
Yet, Apple’s chip maker, TSMC is set to start production of the A14 Bionic as early as June’s end or early July. The new chip will have a drastic upgrade from the current processor, A13 Bionic. A14 Bionic will be based on the 5nm process and have 15 billion transistors with 171.3 million transistors per square mm. On the other hand, the current A13 Bionic packs about 8.5 billion transistors on the 7nm process, with about 96.5 million transistors per square mm.
Future, this new chip will be supported the grand 5G connectivity, that’s powered by the Snapdragon’s X60 modem. This high-end connectivity modem supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave signals. Yet, earlier leaks tipped that only base iPhone 12 models (iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Plus) supports sub-6GHz signals and the more premium iPhone 12 Pro supports mmWave signals. But as per X60 modem’s specifications, it supports both signals.
Though fans have been mumbling about Apple’s late jump into 5G, it will all be worth it. Some benchmark leaks earlier this year said Apple’s upcoming chip bet Snapdragon’s 865 SoC, which has been powering many flagships today. And with Apple’s fine OS and astonishing cameras, iPhone 12 series are worth waiting for.