Apple A17 Bionic to drive high demand for iPhone 15 Pro duo
Reports from Taiwan revealed Apple expects 35% improvement in power efficiency from the A17 Bionic chipset, reportedly built by TSMC on the 3 nm FinFet technology process. Insiders revealed this will be a key feature that will drive “replacement demand” among iPhone users, along with the new camera and the USB-C charging port.
According to DigiTimes, Apple has reportedly bought the whole first production run of TSMC’s 3 nm chips, making it the only smartphone company with such a semiconductor in 2023. Qualcomm and Mediatek won’t be developing their own solutions for now, with Mediatek quoting “high production costs” while the American company is holding back and assessing the situation.
Samsung is already betting a lot on its 3 nm process technology, and as the company told us, they will keep developing it without being at the expense of legacy 130-65 nm nodes.
Apple is expected to use the A17 Bionic for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. These phones are also coming with a refreshed design, a periscope camera, and solid-state volume and power buttons.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are likely sticking to the A16 Bionic, although they are also getting the USB-C treatment after the European Union effectively pushed Apple to ditch the Lighting port.
- 13 Sep 2023
USB-C will be nice when I upgrade. But you are dreaming if you think I will upgrade because of usb-c. 2.0 speeds in 2023 for the prices they are charging. WILDIN
- 12 Sep 2023
if my informations are correct : A17 bionic : ~40% better single core geekbench than GEN 3 curiosly geeknch often look nicer for apple - certainly not a thing of fate only - also I guess the HUGE difference in L1/2/3 cache for A17 plays into its fa...
- 25 Aug 2023
you don't know what you are saying.