Apple iPhone 13’s A15 Bionic processor to go in production starting May
Recently it was reported that 2021 iPhones, tipped as iPhone 13 or iPhone 12S series, are on track to launch in late September. And now, supporting that claim, is a new report stating that Apple A15 Bionic chipsets will be entering into production by May. As per a report by Digitimes, TSMC, which is also Apple's long time partner for chipsets, will be taking care of this 5nm-based processor too. It is worth adding here that Apple upgrades its processor in iPhones with a new A-series chipset every year. While last year's iPhone 12 series came with A14 Bionic, the next series is expected to feature A15 Bionic processor.
However, it has been rumoured that Apple's A15 Bionic processor might not be limited to iPhone 13 5G series, but may also be included in rumored mini-LED iPad Air (2021). For what's worth, the latest model, which came just before the iPhone 12, uses A14 Bionic. For now, it is difficult to say how much of an upgrade the A15 Bionic will be over the predecessor.
But while more information reaches the web, the report does indirectly confirm that 2021 iPhones are indeed on their way as scheduled. Last year, the supply chain got severely affected due to Covid-19 and lockdown imposed by almost every country around the world. This also led to a delayed arrival of the iPhone 12 models, specifically the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
A recent report by Wedbush stated that the launch is likely to take place in the third week of September. But there can be ‘product model tweaks' that can lead to a slight change in the timeline and push the launch to early October. This might not be for all the iPhone 13 models but at least for some of them.