iPhone 16 Lineup to Feature A18 Bionic SoC and A18 Pro Chip: Report

There’s no doubt that the biggest smartphone manufacturer, Apple will disclose its latest iPhone 16 series with the most prominent tweaks and upgrades. While the newest lineup is far away from the launch, an initial series of leaks and rumours have already started pursuing, allowing users to think what exceptional they can expect from these upcoming devices. 

As per the latest reports, the entire iPhone 16 lineup is going to feature TSMC’s 3nm A-Series chips forged on the supplier’s N3E process to offer better yield and performance. In contrast, Apple has confirmed the order to TSMC for volume production. 

TSMC’s 3nm Chips For The iPhone 16 Series To Enter Mass Production, Designating A Major Shift From N3B To N3E Fabrication

Meanwhile, the current 2023 iPhone model, the iPhone 15 features Apple’s 1st-Gen 3nm chip, offering much enhanced performance and battery life. However, the iPhone 15 series’s standard models are equipped with an A16 Bionic chip, the same chip that is induced in last year’s iPhone 14 Pro devices. Taking it further to the next-level, Apple will be bringing the next iPhone iteration with 2nd-Gen 3nm chips by TSMC. Whereas, the forth-coming A18 chips for the iPhone 16 as well as the iPhone 16 Pro models will be forged on N3E technology by TSMC, which in turn will provide a slew of advantages over the N3B.

Although, earlier there were reports that the brand might be switching from the N3B technology to N3E for better yield and performance ratios, the suppliers have already switched to N3E for mass production. As Apple is TSMC’s biggest customer among all the other smartphone manufacturers, accounting for around 90% of the supplier’s production. Unlike Samsung, the prominent chip manufacturing unit will probably be switching to the N3E technology as well.

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TSMC’s switch to N3E technology not only provides better yielding and performance but will also offer an enhanced computational performance while being much more power efficient. As a result the iPhone 16 lineup will boost more performance and provide better battery life. 

Furthermore, according to industry analyst Jeff Pu, the entire iPhone 16 series will be unveiled with Apple’s A18 Bionic chip. The brand will induce the A17 Bionic chips in the iPhone 16 standard models while the Pro models will feature A18 Pro chips. And if so, then the iPhone 16 standard models will be straightforward getting the N3E fabrication and not N3B technology, allowing the entire iPhone 16 series to deliver much better performance over the A16 Bionic chips in the iPhone 15 devices.    

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