The world’s most advanced mobile chip innovations are here

Apple has one of the best mobile chips in the industry. However, its latest A16 Bionic SoC failed to live up to expectations due to a design flaw. To compensate for this error, Apple is doing its best to ensure that the next A17 Bionic chip does not cause any problems. A recent report by Tianfeng International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo found that the slowdown in chip development is not conducive to sales of terminal products (such as A16 and M2 series chips). Apple devotes most of its IC design resources to developing new chips.

Ming-Chi Kuo says that in the near future, Apple will devote most of its design resources to the Apple Silicon mobile chip, which is manufactured using a 3-nanometer process. These chips will come with huge performance gains and power consumption improvements over older chips. This will be the next priority for the Apple team. Due to insufficient development resources, Apple has even delayed the development and mass production of its 5G baseband and Wi-Fi chips. If all goes as planned, Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple’s “world’s most advanced 3nm processor” to go into mass production. this year.

Apple’s 3nm mobile chip comes with major improvements

After upgrading to 3nm, the performance of Apple Silicon chips will improve significantly. The chips include the A17 Bionic series, which will be used by the iPhone 15, and the newer M-series chips used by Macs. According to previous reports, Apple initially planned to upgrade the main GPU to the A16 chip in the iPhone 14 Pro series. But after discovering an “unprecedented” bug, he was forced to scrap the new GPU plan later in development.

Apple M2 3nm chip

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There are reports that there is a new generation A16 Bionic. The GPU is “very ambitious” and was originally intended to add features like ray tracing. However, due to design flaws, it consumes much more power than expected. This directly affects the battery life and thermal management of the iPhone 14 Pro. Apple discovered the design flaws of the new GPU only at a later stage of development. The company had to rush to use the A15 GPU for a minor update. Not surprisingly, we’ll see a jump in GPU performance again in the A17.

Seriously USB Type-C: iOS 17 Code Revealed

According to reports, iOS 17 will not introduce any major visual overhaul. Instead, the next release will focus on improving stability and efficiency and adding support for Apple Reality Pro AR/VR headsets. For this purpose, iOS 17 will have a new app dedicated to headphones. Presumably, it will be a similar concept to the Watch app, but with “greater features.” It looks like the Home app is getting a makeover with “big changes” in the works. There will also be minor tweaks to the Find Me device tracking feature.

USB Type-C vs Lightning port

It appears that iOS 17 is designed to work on up to six devices with Smart Island. Two of these devices are already iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. So, four iPhone 15 models will adopt the Smart Island and finally ditch the notch.

According to other parts of the iOS 17 code, the next four iPhones will switch to USB Type-C ports. But only two will support USB 3.2 speed, probably Pro and Pro Max. Non-Pro phones will still have transfer speeds similar to what they currently get with Lightning. Finally, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will introduce “more advanced” image processing software. It will also be equipped with a better cooling system. This may be possible, at least in part, because the phone is physically larger.

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