Following the release of iPhone 13, several rumors stated that Apple’s next generation of iPhones will be substantially redesigned, with a punch-hole screen and a larger, cheaper version (iPhone Max). However, a recent leak could have a significant impact on Apple’s upgrading plans for the upcoming iPhone.
According to the leaked material, supply chain specialists, DigiTimes, and a number of other organizations have confirmed that Apple intends to disrupt the game by adopting 3nm chips — a chip built using 3nm chips. The silicon semiconductor chip has undergone a revolutionary technique that dramatically enhances processing speed and energy efficiency.
However, when Apple’s chip supplier, TSMC, released a statement explaining the core cause of the upgrade plan’s cancellation, iPhone lovers were taken aback. If performed correctly, this strategy has the ability to shift the game and make it tough for Apple’s competitors to catch up.
As a result of TSMC’s efforts, the iPhone’s processor will remain on the same chip production process for the next three years, including next year. This is the first time in history that something like this has occurred. Customers may postpone their device upgrades for another year as a result of this. This also gives Apple’s competitors an opportunity to catch up.”
Apple will adopt “N4P” – an improved version of the existing 5nm production technique used since the iPhone 12 – for all of its main 2022 mobile devices, according to DigiTimes.
What benefits does the 3nm chip provide?
The primary argument is performance, which comes after the fact that Apple will be the first tech company to employ 3nm technology, which is the next “miniature” technology after 5nm. The direct shift from 5nm to 3nm offers an improvement in performance due to the inclusion of more transistors in the same physical space.
Furthermore, the die downsizing technique lowers each transistor’s power consumption, increasing battery efficiency. Furthermore, decreasing the chip size necessitates additional space in the phone to accommodate other chips. As a result, everything has improved, from performance to price.
The adoption of 3nm chips also means that future iPhone generations will be able to incorporate design tweaks and functionality enhancements. This is due to the fact that it overcomes the size and heat management limits of prior chips.
The amount of loss suffered by Apple’s iPhone 14‘s removal of the 3nm manufacturing technology is yet unknown. The iPhone 14’s imminent release, on the other hand, will surprise purchasers with a much larger camera sensor, an entirely new external design, and a significantly decreased Face ID feature.