The continued production of the 3nm chip could be the key to the iPhone 15’s longer battery life.
TSMC’s manufacturing of 3nm chips began this year and is said to power Apple’s A17 Bionic processor. TSMC Chairman Mark Liu said the new chip will deliver better performance while consuming up to 35% less power compared to its 5nm counterparts. Apple will rely on the 3nm process, with rumors of it being included for the iPhone 15 Pro, as well as the M2 Max and M2 Pro chips for future iPads and MacBooks.
One report said Apple was having issues with the A16 and wanted a “generational leap” when it comes to the GPU aspect. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max had the A15 GPU chip when the plan fell through with the A16 GPU.
Details on the upcoming iPhone 15 are sparse, but we can expect improvements on the Dynamic Island and cameras.