Apple’s high-end models in next year’s iPhone 15 lineup will be powered by the A17 Bionic chip, which could be as much as 35% more efficient than current iPhone processors if it uses TSMC’s new 3nm fabrication technology.
Apple is widely expected to adopt the 3nm process technology for its A17 Bionic chip in some of its 2023 iPhone lineup. The current iPhone’s A16 Bionic chip uses TSMC’s 4nm process.
Apple chipmaking partner TSMC this week kicked off mass production of next-generation 3-nanometer chips. The 3-nanometer chips will offer improved performance over the current chips but with 35% less power use.
Apple is expected to be TSMC’s biggest customer for chips created using the 3nm process, and is expected to use it for its upcoming M2 Pro and M2 Max chips and the A17 Bionic for the iPhone 15 Pro.
So far, we don’t have many details on the iPhone 15 and higher-end iPhone 15 Pro, but we expect to see improvements in the device’s cameras, the expansion of the Dynamic Island to all models of the lineup, and more.