Apple expects high demand for iPhone 13, orders more than 100 million A15 chips from TSMC – Report

According to a new report, Apple has ordered more than 100 million A15 chips from its supplier TSMC. The chips will be used in its upcoming iPhone 13 lineup. The large order of Bionic chips is a sign that the Cupertino tech giant expects its upcoming lineup to be wildly successful – even more so than iPhone 12.

Apple expect high demand for iPhone 13, orders more than 100 million A15 chips from TSMC - Report

Apple has reportedly ordered more than 100 million A15 chips from TSMC for iPhone 13 launch

As per supply chain sources cited by the report, Apple supplier TSMC has been assigned the task of producing more than 100 million chips for iPhone 13. In comparison to iPhone 13, Apple initially ordered 75 million chips for its 2020 iPhones. It is estimated that suppliers will boost production by more than 25% for this year’s flagship iPhone lineup which will use TSMC’s enhanced 5nm process.

The A14 chip, use in iPad Air (2020) and iPhone 12 is the first Apple-designed chip built using the 5nm process. The chips used in future Apple products will make use of the same technology while offering enhanced performance and power efficiency.

Apple Bionic chip

The report also states that the A15 chip will feature a 6-core CPU with four high-efficiency cores and two high-performance cores. This means the chip could feature the same CPU count as the A14 chip.

Apple may “target battery life” for this year’s iPhones due to the rumored addition of a ProMotion display to the lineup. The higher-end models may also feature always-on displays. In addition to this, the upcoming lineup is expected to come equipped with larger batteries.

Apple’s upcoming iPhone lineup will be identical to iPhone 12 with 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, 6.1-inch, 6.1-inch Pro, and 6.7-inch 13 Pro Max models. Other reports claim that the new iPhone series will offer up to 1TB storage, WiFi 6 network support, image stabilization sensor across the series, larger camera module for iPhone 13 Pro models, in-display Touch ID, and a smaller notch

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