TSMC starts mass production of 5nm A15 chip, iPhone 13 on schedule
TSMC has reportedly begun mass production of Apple’s A15 chipset, which will power the iPhone 13 series. Production is expected to enable a September release of Apple’s next series of iPhones, despite chip shortages and COVID-19 tips in areas with Apple-related factories.
Digitimes reports that demand for A15 will surpass A14’s. The A15 will use the same 5nm node as the A14, but Apple is rumored to use 4nm chips in 2022.
The iPhone 13 is expected to retain the 12-series size formula – a 5.4-inch mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 13 and 13 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max. The Pro models have an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. The entire iPhone 13 series will see improvements to the camera.