The 2020 iPhone chip could wipe the floor with the A12 Bionic

The 2020 iPhone chip could wipe the floor with the A12 Bionic
Last September, Apple’s A12 Bionic became the first commercially-available processor in the world to be built on the new 7-nanometer manufacturing process. This same technique will be used later this year with the next-gen Apple A13 chip. But come 2020, DigiTimes states that Apple will switch to an even newer fabrication size.

According to the report, TSMC is on track to secure its first 5-nanometer chip orders from Apple next year. If true, the company’s 2020 iPhone lineup could receive a pretty impressive performance boost. After all, more advanced manufacturing processes allow for smaller gaps between transistors. This, in turn, improves efficiency and leaves space for more transistors if required, thus improving performance.

Today’s report didn’t detail any of Apple’s other plans for its 2020 iPhone series but previous information has suggested that these flagships will be the first to support 5G networks. Separately, recent rumors have pointed towards the removal of Apple’s controversial notch next year.

As claimed by a reliable tipster, the 2020 iPhone lineup could adopt hole-in-display technology rather than under-display implementations. If this is indeed the case, Apple’s future iPhones could resemble Samsung’s current-gen Galaxy S10 flagships from the front. 

Because Apple’s 2020 iPhones are still over one year away, it’s worth pointing out that any of these details could still change. Nevertheless, as the series eventually draws closer more concrete information should start surfacing.

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