Apple iPhone 14 Pro models will come with A16 Bionic chip that will be based on TSMC’s existing 5nm process technology, an analyst has predicted based on a roadmap released by the Taiwanese chipmaker. The fab process of the A16 Bionic chip is believed to be the same one used to make the A15 Bionic chip on last year’s iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models. It is also said that Apple will use the same process technology for the chip available in its next-generation MacBook Air models, which is expected to debut before the launch of the iPhone 14 – probably as early as June this year.
Reputable analyst, citing TSMC roadmap and public announcements ming-chi kuo Is tweeted to suggest that A16 Bionic The chip will be based on the N5P logic node previously used to manufacture A15 Bionic piece. The analyst said Apple However, the new processor will still be called the A16 Bionic for marketing purposes.
However, Kuo indicated that there could be a slight improvement in performance and power savings on the A16 as compared to the current A15 Bonik.
Kuo had previously conjectured that while iphone 14 pro And iphone 14 pro max The lineup will come with the A16 Bionic chip, iphone 14 the model will be Use the same A15 SoC available on iphone 13 Chain.
The analyst’s latest comments suggest that Apple will not be able to deliver significant chip-level performance differences between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models as both will use chips based on the same 5nm process technology. Still, the company has a record of optimizing user experiences by refining the software side of things.
Kuo also suggested that similar to the iPhone 14 Pro model, the new MacBook Air versions will continue to use the same CPU architecture that is available. M1 chipWhich is the same as the A15 Bionic SoC.
some past reports mentioned that Apple will use M2 chip On your new MacBook Air model. Kuo believes that the M2 series with significant performance enhancements compared to the M1 chip is quite likely to appear on the next 14- or 16-inch. Macbook Pro model, the Cupertino company may eventually introduce the new MacBook Air with the CPU titled M2 to increase its marketing.
The major reason why Apple seems unlikely to bring any notable performance upgrades this time around is the fact that TSMC isn’t expected to bring the N3 and N4P logic nodes to mass production until 2023. The company has N5P and N4 technologies which both do not include any significant differences. Thus, it makes sense for Apple to continue using the N5P process.