It’s 2023, which means sometime during this September, Apple will unveil the iPhone 15 lineup to the world. At least the Pro models from this range are expected to be powered by the A17 Bionic chip, which is predicted to feature a 35 percent improvement in battery efficiency.
That’s because Apple is expected to adopt TSMC’s 3nm process technology for this next-gen SoC. And TSMC’s chairman Mark Liu has been quoted by Bloomberg saying that this process will require 35 percent less power while also providing better performance than its predecessor.
It’s no surprise that Apple is predicted to be TSMC’s biggest customer when it comes to chips built with the 3nm process. It apparently plans to employ the process for building not just the A17 Bionic but also the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips for MacBooks.
This promises that the iPhone 15 range of 2023 will indeed focus on battery life, adding a significant boost in an area where there aren’t many complaints in the first place. Other details on these upcoming handsets remain scant though.
This year’s iPhone 14 saw a few major changes, which included the ditching of the Mini variant for a Plus model. This meant that 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch were the standard display sizes on both the non-Pro and Pro iPhones.
And while the non-Pro models stayed with the Apple A15 Bionic chip, it was only the Pro variants that got the new A16 Bionic processor. They were also blessed with the new Dynamic Island cutout on their screens, as well as fresh 48MP sensors for their main cameras.
It remains to be seen what kind of a strategy Apple adopts with the iPhone 15 range.