iPhone 15 Pro to feature A17 chip, standard models won’t


Just days after the unveiling of the iPhone 14 range, the rumors have begun for next year’s device.

A new report suggests that the iPhone 15 Pro models will feature a new A17 chip, whilst the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will feature the A16 chip from the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.

For the first time this year, Apple used different processors in the standard and Pro models to differentiate between them and encourage more people to upgrade to higher-end devices. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models were handed the A16 chips, whilst the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feature the A15. Whilst Apple didn’t offer a direct comparison between the A16 and A15 chips during its keynote, early benchmarks suggest marginal improvements over its predecessor, suggesting the chip upgrade isn’t actually that big of a deal.

According to Nikkei Asia, next year’s A17 chip will be exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, and will be based on TSMC’s second-generation 3nm process. The new processor is currently in development and will use TSMC’s N3E chipmaking tech.

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