The iPhone 15 is available for pre-sale now, but rumors about next year’s iPhone 16 series are already doing the rounds. According to a leak from a Hong Kong-based tech analyst, the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus are expected to get a significant performance boost.
According to the leak, the non-Pro models of the iPhone 16 series should not only be faster, but also have a higher RAM capacity. According to rumors, both models have the A17 Pro chipset and 8GB of RAM, allowing them to handle larger and more complex tasks.
According to the analyst, the RAM upgrade and switch to LDP5 storage will be the first for standard iPhone models since the iPhone 13, which received a 6GB RAM upgrade. The A17 Pro and A18 Pro chipsets are also expected to be used in the iPhone 16 series, with the Pro models possibly receiving the A18 Pro.
It is expected that the manufacturing process for these chipsets will also be different. Apple could manufacture its chipsets using TSMC’s N3E process, which offers advantages over the previous N3B process used for the Pro models of the iPhone 15. The N3E process features extremely ultraviolet lithography layers and higher transistor density, resulting in better performance. However, due to fewer production and manufacturing difficulties, this was initially abandoned.
With these improvements, the iPhone 16 series should be able to handle more complex machine learning tasks, high-quality apps and games that require high performance. This is in line with Apple’s current focus on providing an improved user experience.
While these leaks are exciting, it is important to note that they are based on early rumors and should be taken with caution. However, if these predictions prove true, the iPhone 16 series could offer a significant performance boost that users can look forward to.