The Apple A15 Bionic chipset was introduced with the iPhone 13 series, and it is a powerful and energy-efficient chipset. The all-new Apple A16 Bionic chipsets will debut in the iPhone 14 series this year. As usual, the firm will make a few tweaks here and there. We’ve produced this article based on leaks and rumors about the forthcoming chipset that have already surfaced on the internet. We will update the post regularly so you don’t miss anything new. series
Apple A16 Bionic Latest News
July 11: According to tipster iHacktu leaks, Apple will unveil the iPhone 14 series on September 13. So, the next generation A16 Bionic chip will also be introduced on September 13.
June 1: Apple will reportedly reuse the A15 Bionic chipset on the vanilla iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Max model this year. However, Apple will rebrand the new chipset as the A16. On the other hand, the new chip will likely be called the A16 Pro, which will be used on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
May 26: According to tipster ShrimpApplePro, A16 Bionic will be based on the 5nm node from TSMC N5P. He further added the company might adopt TSMCFF5, which is a refreshed process node that offers an upgraded CPU/GPU and faster LPDDR5 RAM.
Apple A16 Bionic Specifications
Some rumors tell that Apple might skip the 4nm fabrication process and directly introduce 3nm fabrication technology in their Apple A16 Bionic chipset. Apple has been in the 5nm fabrication process for the last two years. But, TSMC, the company whose fabrication process will be used in the upcoming chipset, has said that they’re facing some problems with the 3 nm-based chipsets. They are struggling to manufacture it. So, Apple might have to stick with the 5nm fabrication process again.
However, nothing is certain now, and there is still plenty of time before the formal launch. So, assuming TSMC has resolved its manufacturing issues by then, we may expect the Apple A16 Bionic chipset to be built on a 3nm fabrication process; otherwise, 5nm chipsets would be used. Furthermore, some sources claim that the chipset will be manufactured using a 4nm technology. The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 also employs TSMC’s 4nm fabrication process, which is more energy-efficient than Samsung’s.
Summing it up, we don’t have much information about the processor’s specifications yet. We will update the post when we get any hints or leaks. Thanks for sticking with us all the way to the post. What do you think about the upcoming Apple A16 Bionic chipset? Do let us know by dropping a comment in your words below. You can also read about Apple’s forthcoming iOS 16 here.