It appears that Apple has properly moved the chips in its logistics operations despite the current global semiconductor shortage. DigiTimes said in a recent article that the Anglo-Saxon media reflected that the supplier TSMC already produces the ‘A15’ chips which will equip future iPhone 13. Or “iPhone 12S”, if you prefer.
The news coincides with the rumor that DigiTimes itself started two months ago, in which it said production would be advanced until the end of May (i.e. already). Since the new iPad Pro inherited the M1 chip, I wouldn’t be surprised if this ‘A15’ was the only model in its range.
The chip that will lay the foundations for the next generation of Apple Silicon
These chips would be the direct heirs of the A14, present in the iPhone 12, and would serve as a foundation for a future
These new iPhones are expected to maintain the current lineup with four sizes (maybe last year where we see a “ mini ” model due to its seemingly low sales), and that its launch is at the end of September go back to the usual schedule after seeing delays in the iPhone 12 lineup due to the pandemic.