Apple Reportedly Orders 100 Million A15 Chips for Upcoming iPhone 13

Apple has ordered more than 100 million of its "A15" chips to be produced by supplier TSMC, as it prepares to launch its upcoming iPhone 13 lineup, according to supply chain sources cited by CNBeta.

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Apple is expecting the upcoming line-up to be high in demand and has reportedly asked its suppliers to boost production by more than 25% for this year's new iPhone. With the boost, the company's suppliers are expected to produce 100 million handsets, compared to the 75 million it initially produced for the 2020 iPhones. According to today's report, Apple has ordered 100 million A15 chips to be produced using TSMC's enhanced 5nm process.

The A14 chip powering the latest iPad Air and iPhone 12 are the first Apple-designed chips to be built using the 5nm process. The upcoming chips will continue to be based on the same technology and an enhanced version that will offer improved performance and power efficiency.

Today's report also claims that the upcoming chip will feature a six-core CPU with four high-efficiency cores and two high-performance cores. If true, the upcoming chip will feature the same CPU count as the existing A14 but will still provide performance and battery life improvements.

The power efficiency of the upcoming A15 chip will be critical on the higher-end models of the upcoming iPhone due to the rumored inclusion of a ProMotion display. Apple's ProMotion technology allows displays to refresh at a higher 120Hz refresh rate, which can be significantly power hungry. The high-end ‌iPhone‌ models may also feature always-on display capabilities.

A DigiTimes report earlier this year said that even with the addition of a ProMotion display, the iPhone 13 Pro and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max will be 15-20% more power-efficient thanks to the A15 chip. On top of the improved chip efficiency, the upcoming ‌iPhone‌ is expected to feature larger batteries.

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PhillyGuy72 Avatar
14 months ago
Cool!
But are they making BBQ flavored!?

We need options Apple.



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Denzo Avatar
14 months ago
This is awesome. Can’t wait.
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yegon Avatar
14 months ago
If there’s no Touch ID or equivalent, it’s new battery time for my XS.
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I7guy Avatar
14 months ago
Next headline in Dec 2021: Bloomberg claims apple sold 100m iPhone 13 through Christmas.
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popdan Avatar
14 months ago

I wonder why it cant be 33% more than last year ? saying its more then 25% is like saying its more then 10% just with less of an error ..... its not hard to calculate the increase from 75->100 percentage wise.
Apple thinks the non-notch iphone users would upgrade to 13 just because of the 120hz display. But they are waiting for fingerprint ID instead of 120hz. Apple is making a huge mistake.
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name99 Avatar
14 months ago

Apple thinks the non-notch iphone users would upgrade to 13 just because of the 120hz display. But they are waiting for fingerprint ID instead of 120hz. Apple is making a huge mistake.
I think Apple lost all interest in these sorts of claims when the iPhone mini sales did not match this massive demand that the whiners insisted was always there...
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