Both Apple A15 Bionic and A14 Bionic will have a 6-core CPU configuration
A15 Bionic is expected to be unveiled together with the iPhone 13 series in the third week of September. How Apple will use advanced manufacturing processes to improve performance and efficiency will be a topic of concern. However, in some configurations, Apple will choose to remain unchanged, such as the number of CPU cores.
Apple’s last increase in the number of CPU cores on the A-series chips used in the iPhone was the A11 Bionic released in 2017, and this number has not changed since then. According to Bloomberg, with the release of the iPhone 13 series, the number of CPU configurations with a total of 6 cores will be retained and will be manufactured using TSMC’s N5P process node. Although the current A14 Bionic also uses TSMC’s 5nm process, the enhanced process node can improve performance and energy efficiency. Some people may look forward to using TSMC’s 4nm process, but at least this year they could be disappointed. It is understood that A15 Bionic has already started mass production in May.
Apple is trying to find a balance in the new generation of products. The intricate configuration of the new generation of iPhone must be more careful because this year’s iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be equipped with a high refresh rate display for the first time, which is easier to consume battery life.