There will be A18 chips in all iPhone 16 models, according to Apple analysts

There will be A18 chips in all iPhone 16 models, according to Apple analysts

Apple supply chain researcher Jeff Pu predicts that the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus will be powered by the A18, Apple’s upcoming flagship processor, when the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus are released next year.

Apple now frequently uses the processor from the before year to power its most recent base model iPhones, such as the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. The iPhone 16 may mark a difference in this cycle, according to reports.

This prediction was first made by Pu last month, and he made it once more this week in a research report with the Hong Kong-based investment company Haitong International Securities.

“We expect all iPhone 16 models to feature A18,” said Pu in his most recent note, adding that the chips will be produced using TSMC’s second-generation 3nm technology, known as “N3E.” Pu referred to the A17 Pro processor, which is based on TSMC’s first-generation 3nm process “N3B,” as a “transition design.” It is used in the iPhone 15 Pro models.

TSMC claims that N3E is more affordable and has a greater yield than N3B.

There is a catch, though. With the iPhone 15 Pro models this year, Apple unveiled its first “Pro” chipset, the A17 Pro. According to Pu, the Pro variant will only be available on Pro models the next year, while the base models will receive a normal A18 chipset.

Since the iPhone 16 is still more than 11 months away, there is still plenty of time for rumors to circulate, diverge, and possibly even resurface. Before we learn what Apple has in store for us in 2019, there is still a long way to go.

Apple canceled plans for solid-state buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro versions, as first revealed by Pu. He also accurately predicted that the iPhone 15 Pro models would have an improved 8GB of RAM and that the iPhone 15 Pro Max would start at a higher price than the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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