Future iPhones, iPads, MacBooks Could Feature Larger Batteries With Use Of Slimmer Chips

Apple could be able to put bigger batteries in future iPhones and other products without making the devices thicker in the future, and it’s all thanks to smaller chips and other components.

According to a new DigiTimes report, Apple is set to benefit from slimmer parts from the likes of TSMC and Amkor. That will allow Apple to fill the additional internal space with battery, something that we would all benefit from without having to also content with devices getting thicker.

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.

While the report doesn’t say exactly when this will happen, but it does suggest that it could be a change made alongside the use of TSMC’s new 3nm chip manufacturing process. That could in turn mean that we would benefit from all of this by the time the 2024 iPhones roll around — if previous reports are any indication.

The inclusion of larger batteries usually means larger devices, but Apple’s use of slimmer parts could allow it to free up internal space and keep devices the same size. That’s the holy grail of battery improvements and it could be just a couple of years away.

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