Apple Orders 100 Million A15 Chipsets Betting on Huge iPhone 13 Demand

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The world is facing a semiconductor shortage that has plagued the automotive industry. A recent report suggests that smartphones may be the next sector affected by this supply chain breakdown. Apparently, Apple isn’t listening to these naysayers as the company is rumored to be ordering more than 100 million chips, presumably for its upcoming iPhone 13.

Apple reportedly has ordered more than 100 million A15 chipsets from supplier TSMC, according to CNBeta, which cites supply chain sources.

The report claims Apple’s next-generation mobile chipset will include a six-core processor broken down into two high-performance cores and four efficiency cores. This parallels the A14 but with expected boosts in performance and power utilization.

Apple also may introduce a new ProMotion display with a 120Hz refresh rate. This power-hungry display likely will place a considerable burden on battery life.

Developing a more efficient power system and adding a larger battery may be critical to the iPhone 13. Consumers are accustomed to getting a day’s worth of power out of their iPhone, and likely won’t accept a decrease in battery life in exchange for a fancier display. Hopefully, iPhone 13 owners won’t have to compromise.

Previous reports hint that Apple may be able to boost battery life by up to 20 percent thanks to the power-sipping prowess of the A15 chipset and a physically larger battery

[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]

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