The iPhone 14 Pro variants A16 chip will bring a lot to the table in terms of CPU and gaming performance.
The A16 bionic will be manufactured using TSMC’s 5nm process and come with 18 billion to 20 billion transistors.
For those unaware, this year’s iPhone 14 lineup will not include a ‘mini’ variant, meaning the series includes an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
A report from Macworld suggests that the A16 bionic will be manufactured using TSMC’s 5nm process and come with 18 billion to 20 billion transistors (up from 15.8 billion on A15).
The publication believes that iPhone 14 will house an LPDDR5 RAM – If true, this will be a significant upgrade over the iPhone 13 series’ LPDRR4X RAM.
Further, the A16 chip could likely use an ARMv9 (up from ARMv8.5-A on the A15 chip). To recall, the recently launched Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC also uses ARMv9.
This means the iPhone 14’s A16 chip would not only be Apple’s first ARMv9 compatible design but also among the very first ARMv9 compatible chips in the market.