DigiTimes claims in a new report that Apple plans to use smaller internal components in an effort to increase the size of batteries in future iPhone, iPad, and MacBooks.
The report says Apple plans to “significantly increase the adoption” of IPDs or integrated passive devices for the peripheral chips in its products. The chips will be slimmer and allow for higher performance while taking up less space.
Apple is expected to significantly increase the adoption of IPD (integrated passive devices) for new iPhones and other iOS products, providing robust business opportunities for manufacturing partners TSMC and Amkor, according to industry sources.
Peripheral chips for iPhones, iPad and MacBook series are going slimmer with higher performance to allow more space for larger-capacity battery solutions for the devices, with the demand for IPDs to grow sharply in line with the trend, the sources said.
The report doesn’t indicate when these new smaller chips might make an appearance, but it does mention that Apple has approved TSMC’s 6th-generation process to mass-produce IPDs for new iPhones and iPad.