Thanks to TSMC’s partnership with Apple, the technology has significant advantage over its competitors. For instance, although smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung and Huawei make their chipsets for their devices, Apple managed to release new chipsets built on smaller process.
While we’ll have to wait to find out if it’s accurate, a latest report from DigiTimes has claimed that Apple is planning on releasing 4nm chipsets for with the new iPhone. iPhone 12 right now is built on the 5nm process and it’s likely that this year’s iPhone will continue to use it.
In case you are unfamiliar, smaller processes can significantly improve a processor’s efficiency. This is one of the contributing factors for M1 powered Mac’s performance compared to the ones containing Intel’s 10nm processors.
While it’s not confirmed yet, it’s likely that A16 will take advantage of the new 4nm manufacturing process later next year. With Apple set to announce new iPhones pretty soon, it’ll be interesting to see if the company reveals any more details regarding the new processors.