The entire line of iPhone 16 smartphones will receive new Apple A18 chips, made using TSMC’s new 3nm process technology. This was reported by the WCCFTech portal with reference to analyst Jeff Pu.
The current iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max models are equipped with Apple’s new 3nm A17 Pro chip, while the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus models received last year’s 4nm A16 Bionic chip. Next year, all iPhone 16 models will be upgraded to the second generation of 3nm chips developed by TSMC using N3E technology.
Thus, the numbered iPhone models will use A18 Bionic processors, while the Pro versions will use A18 Pro. This means that the standard models will receive the same N3E-based chips, but will still be inferior in performance to the flagship models.
TSMC previously switched from N3B to N3E technology due to the latter’s high performance. The supplier has already started using N3E technology for mass production. TSMC’s move to N3E technology will provide significant performance improvements over N3B. In addition, this improvement also helps improve the energy efficiency of the devices.
Previously, Apple broke Contacts in iOS 17.