As DigiTimes has learned, TSMC, the multi-generation iPhone chipmaker, will start manufacturing the A15s for the iPhone 13 sooner than expected. At the end of May, the manufacture of transformers will begin, if there are no surprises, we’ll see in september.
A production that starts early for a one-off release
Recall that last year, due to the health situation, Apple was forced to launch the iPhone 12 in October, outside the usual pace of launches in September. It is clear that the health situation has changed a lot and yet, there are other factors that could slow down iPhone
One of the biggest is the global chip shortage, a situation that could lead Apple to advance the production of A15s to be able to compensate for any unforeseen events
Recall that Ming-Chi Kuo published relatively recently that he believes that Apple plans to launch iPhone 13 in September, returning to the usual schedule. Something that the mass production of the new processor since the end of May clearly supports.
The truth is, this year, after the arrival of the Mac with Apple’s silicon and all-new M1 processors, the A15 could represent one of the biggest advancements in the iPhone lineup. It is true that we expect some changes in the cameras, and even a reduction in the size of the notch, but Apple can give us a significant surprise in terms of power and power consumption. We will see what the engineers at Cupertino were capable of.