Even before the launch of the iPhone 13 series, rumors mills began reporting 2022 iPhone 14 details. DigiTimes’ new report reiterates that Apple will use an advanced A16 Bionic chip built on the 4nm process in the next-generation iPhone series.
The latest flagship iPhone 13 series is powered by the A15 Bionic chip which is built on a 5nm+ process and iPhone 12 series was powered by the A14 Bionic chip on a 5nm process. Therefore, we can assume that the 2022 iPhone 14 will be a lot faster than its already fast predecessor iPhone models.
iPhone 14 will be powered by TSMC’s A16 Bionic chip built on a 4nm process
Previously, TrendForce estimated that TSMC will manufacture an advanced A16 Bionic chip on 4nm technology for iPhone 14 series expected to launch in 2022. This claim is reconfirmed by DigiTimes in a paywalled article viewed by MacRumors. Reportedly, all models of the 2022 iPhone series will feature a 120Hz refresh rate which is currently offered in iPhone 13 Pro models. Thus, a more powerful processor will support the ProMotion display in the upcoming series.
TSMC explained that the new 5nm process consumes 30% less power and delivers 15% better performance than the older 7nm process used in iPhone 11 models. Based on that information, it can be assumed that 4nm will be much much faster than the already fast 5nm.
Based on industry sources and leaks, the iPhone 14 will have a punch-hole display with under the display Face ID authentication and no notch. The Pro models will come in titanium casing with no camera bumps on the back. The high-end models will offer a 2TB variant as well. In 2023, Apple will upgrade the zoom with a periscope camera lens.