Recent reports suggest that the forthcoming iPhone 15, particularly the Pro models, is set to receive a significant upgrade in its chipset, according to recent leaks. The processor, named A17 CPU, will be built using the advanced 3nm process. This innovation will feature a 6-core CPU and an accompanying 6-core GPU. Impressively, the CPU cores are expected to operate at speeds of up to 3.7GHz, positioning it as a high-performing processor.
This development is poised to maintain Apple’s competitive advantage over rivals like Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Samsung. However, contrary to earlier speculations of 8GB RAM for the iPhone 15 Pro, it seems that the device will support up to 6GB of RAM instead.
The introduction of the 3nm manufacturing process marks a significant milestone, projecting a potential performance boost of approximately 10-15% and an expected decrease in power consumption by about 30%. This dual benefit has the potential to deliver both enhanced performance and improved battery life, particularly given the larger batteries anticipated in the iPhone 15.
Rumors suggest that September 12 could be the day of the official announcement for the iPhone 15 series, with the Pro models likely to experience a slight delay in shipping until October. With this timeline in mind, the launch is just around the corner.
While initial expectations leaned towards a modest update for the iPhone 15, recent developments indicate a more substantial upgrade than previously anticipated. Notably, the transition to USB-C is expected, largely influenced by regulatory decisions from the EU. Another significant feature to look forward to is the adoption of dynamic island technology, which promises to eliminate the notch on the new iPhones, at least until a potential new SE model arrives.
Regarding the A17 chipset, if Apple’s pattern from the iPhone 14 series continues, it appears that the chipset will be exclusively available on the Pro models, specifically the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. The precise details will likely be unveiled on September 12 during the official announcement.