Apple places large order for N5P based A15 Bionic chip for upcoming iPhone 13 series

Apple is all set to start mass-producing its upcoming A15 Bionic chipset. The chipset will likely be used in the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup. Now a report from DigiTimes claims that popular chip manufacturer (TSMC?) have recently received a large number of A15 chip orders from Apple. The mass production plan of the A15 chip by TSMC has been already prepared.

It is reported that the A15 chip will be manufactured using the N5P process (the second generation of 5nm node). The performance of the process level has been also increased while the power consumption is reduced. We could see at least 20% higher than that of the A14 Bionic chip. The efficiency is also said to increase by up to 30%.

The report further suggests that iPhone 13 lineup will be the first to use the A15 chip. Additionally, the upcoming iPhone 13 will be upgraded to a small notch screen this year for the selfie camera. This is the first time Apple is planning to bring positive appearance change in four years.

Apple will likely launch the iPhone 13 series in September this year. Several reports suggest that iPhone 13 mini will feature a 5.4-inch panel while the iPhone 13, as well as 13 Pro, will likely arrive with a 6.1-inch display. The top-end iPhone 13 Pro Max model is said to sport a 6.7-inch large display. In addition, the Pro models will also come with a 120Hz refresh rate and LTPO panel.


Recently, iPhone 13 series model numbers have been also revealed by the Russian EEC authority. The A2660 model will likely carry iPhone 13 mini moniker which was also appeared on 3C certification with a 2406 mAh rated battery capacity. The A2656 and A2653 models will likely be called iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Max respectively. These two models are also listed on the 3C certification website with a 3095 mAh and a 4352 mAh rated battery.

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