TSMC has reportedly begun mass production of Apple’s A15 chipset, which will power the iPhone 13 series. Production is expected to allow for a September release of Apple’s next line of iPhones, despite chip shortages and COVID-19 spikes in areas with Apple-related factories.
Digitimes reports that demand for the A15 will surpass that of the A14. The A15 will use the same 5nm node as the A14, but Apple is rumored to use 4nm chips in 2022.
The iPhone 13 is expected to retain the size formula of the 12 series – a 5.4-inch mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 13 and 13 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max. The Pro models will have adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. The entire iPhone 13 lineup will see camera improvements.