It seems like TSMC won’t have its 4nm or 3nm manufacturing processes ready for Apple, and that’s why analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is already indicating that the SoC of the future iPhone 14, the Apple A16 Bionicwill be produced again according to the manufacturing process of 5nm from TSMC, which would limit the options to deliver a noticeable increase in power with great fuel efficiency.
This matches rumors that the iPhone 14 will use the Apple A15 chipwithout the slight efficiency improvements expected from the Apple A16, which would be reserved for Pro models in addition to the screen, autonomy and camera improvements that the company usually offers in its more advanced models.
The analyst also claimed that the next generation of MacBook Air will retain the Apple M1 chip, as the Apple M2 won’t be available until next year due to production delays TSMC has been experiencing that will see its 3nm and 4nm mass-produced next year. However, Apple could offer a similar SoC and give it a new name for marketing purposeswhich is not unheard of in the mobile tech world (a Core i9-12900KS, without going overboard), which is a maxed-out version with the consequent cost in terms of power and temperatures.
Of course, thanks to the fact that the company has not innovated so much in the past, in addition to increasing the processor, also will improve GPU performanceand of course the remarkable improvement in performance will finally come leaving aside the LPDDR4X memory by LPDDR5.
Going through: @mingchikuo