A17 Bionic features 6-core CPU+6-core GPU

As early as next month, Apple is poised to unveil a series of significant new products, including the next generation of the Apple Watch and the iPhone 15 series, with the potential addition of an upgraded version of the diminutive iPad mini 7. Regardless, the focal point of anticipation undoubtedly lies with the iPhone 15 series, which is expected to undergo transformations both in appearance and functionality. Internal upgrades will include the integration of new sensors and cameras, affording enhanced photographic and videographic capabilities, and the introduction of a USB-C port is anticipated as well.

According to a report by Wccftech, the high-end iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models will be equipped with the A17 Bionic chip, a pioneering adoption of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (TSMC) latest 3nm process. This chip retains the same quantity of CPU cores as the A16 Bionic—namely six—with a frequency reaching 3.7 GHz, a marked improvement over the previous generation’s 3.46 GHz. Furthermore, the number of GPU cores will augment from five to six, signaling a more impressive performance in graphic-intensive tasks such as video and content creation. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will continue to utilize the A16 Bionic, the same chip employed in the current iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models.

Though there were earlier rumors suggesting that the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max might be outfitted with 8GB of memory, recent information has refuted this claim, indicating that memory capacity will likely remain at 6GB of LPDDR5, and an increase to 8GB is improbable. In contrast, Android phones continue to escalate in terms of memory configuration, with high-end models boasting even more memory than some conventional PCs.

Without question, the performance of the A17 Bionic will be more robust, and perhaps many are eagerly anticipating that TSMC’s 3nm process will yield a more conspicuous enhancement in energy efficiency.