Apple’s A16 Bionic Chip In iPhone 14 Will Likely Be A Further Modified 5nm Chip
Apple’s iPhone 13 might have only been on sale for a few weeks but attention is already turning to iPhone 14 and what it will have to offer when it arrives next September.
The smart money is on the chip that powers iPhone 14 being called the A16 Bionic, and a new report by DigiTimes suggests that it will be based on the 5nm manufacturing process again, although more advanced than previous models.
According to DigiTimes, “Apple will likely adopt TSMC’s 4nm process.” However, as MacRumors points out, TSMC refers to the process as “N4P” and goes on to describe it as a “third major enhancement of TSMC’s 5nm family.” That would suggest that this won’t actually be a 4nm chip.
That might mean that we shouldn’t expect huge speed increases from next year’s iPhones.
While Apple has often been able to boast huge improvements in terms of performance from one iPhone to the next, that wasn’t the case with iPhone 12 to iPhone 13. It might be a similar story going from iPhone 13 to iPhone 14, too.
One area where we might see improvements is in battery management and the generation of heat, however. Apple’s latest iPhones are excellent in both regards, allowing for longer-running devices without the need to charge quite so much.