The new iPhone generation promises to be equipped with more powerful, faster and more energy efficient microprocessors by Apple. The A12 chips equipped in iPhone Xs and iPad Pro 2018 are so powerful that they can surpass most computer processors in performance tests.
The upcoming iPhone 11 and iPad Pro 2019 promise to be equipped with the A13 microprocessor, with improved performance. But the latest report revealed, the next generation of iPhone launched next year will be a real revolution, with the world's first 5nm processor.
A12 is the first 7nm processor this year. The A13 will still be based on the 7nm process, but produced by UVV ultraviolet photolithography. That means Apple can cram more and more transistors on the same silicon substrate, helping to increase efficiency and improve power savings.
Next year, the A14 will be Apple's first 5nm chip and the entire high-tech industry, produced by TSMC. This is a big step forward for both computer chip makers, when AMD just released 7nm and Intel processors still stand still with the 10nm processor.
5nm chips will deliver superior performance, when it can significantly increase the number of transistors. Not only that, the 5nm chip also opens up a new direction for Apple, which is using ARM mobile chips on MacBooks.
When the performance of mobile chips has caught up with computer microprocessors, Apple can think of replacing Intel chips with its own ARM chip. MacBooks equipped with ARM chips can also integrate 5G modem chips, which help to connect the internet anytime, anywhere and also save more power.
Not only that, the iPhone 2020 will also be upgraded with a 120Hz screen. Currently only gaming smartphones like the Razer Phone 2, or the upcoming ROG Phone 2, are equipped with 120Hz screens.
According to Ice Universe, Apple is testing a 60Hz / 120Hz scan frequency conversion feature on the iPhone that launches next year. Apple is also in talks with both Samsung and LG to ensure upcoming OLED display supplies.
Thus, the iPhone 2020 promises a lot of valuable upgrades and improvements. However, it is unclear how the design of these iPhones will change.
Reference: techradar, BGR