Apple chip supplier TSMC has officially begun production of Apple’s upcoming A15 chip for the iPhone 13 lineup, says a new report. The chip will power Apple’s upcoming iPhone 13 lineup, which will debut later this year.
A new paywalled report from DigiTimes (via MacRumors) says the new chip is based on an enhanced version of the same 5nm process used to create the A14 Bionic chip used in the iPad Air and iPhone 12. The enhanced version will presumably provide improved performance and improved power efficiency.
The iPhone 13 is expected to be unveiled as early as September, matching previous years’ timeframes. Last year’s delayed launch of the iPhone 12 lineup was caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, which caused lockdowns, leading to production delays and cuts, pushing the release of the iPhone 12 back to October, one month later than usual.
In addition to the new A15 chip, the iPhone 13 is expected to boast several new and improved features. Higher-end models of the lineup (the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max), are expected to boast an LTPO display, which would be capable of a higher 120Hz refresh rate.