Apple news: The next-gen ‘A13’ iPhone chipset will remain 7nm
Most likely, Apple is still sticking to the old 7nm chip manufacturing process for iPhone and iPad processors next year.
According to sources from DigiTimes, Mr. CC Wei, CEO of the manufacturer of Apple’s processor TSMC said, Apple will not engage in mass production of 5-nanometer chips until late 2019 or early 2020. He Wei He added that TSMC is hoping to invest $ 25 billion in a 5nm high-tech process in the future. Therefore, the 7nm A13 chip is expected to be available on the iPhone 2019 series.
Apple is expected to still use the old 7nm technology for the A12 chip this year, used in high-end iPhone trios. These devices include: 2 iPhone with 5.8 inch OLED screen and 6.5 inch screen; An iPhone with a 6.1-inch LCD screen. As expected, all are announced in the fall.
The strength of the iPad this year is likely to be a faster “A12X” chip. These tablets also will not have the physical Home key and will switch to Face ID unlock.
With smaller chips, they will provide more processing power, and will often come with the ability to improve energy efficiency. Apple cares about both of these issues but will also pay close attention to virtual reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR) headphones, which could be released in 2020. Power consumption technologies such as 8K and WiGig are even slim and lightweight.