The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models, launched last year, feature the Apple A16 Bionic chip. Speculation is rife that the Cupertino company will feature a new chipset — the Apple A17 Bionic — on this year’s iPhone 15 Pro models as an improvement over its predecessor. Now, a new leak sheds further light on what’s going on with Apple’s next-gen flagship chipset. The A17 Bionic SoC is said to bring significant GPU improvements over older chips. It may also feature 3nm processor technology from Apple supplier TSMC. The A17 chip can reach a maximum clock speed of 3.70 GHz.
New leak by Unknownz21 (@URedditor) explain Apple’s new A17 Bionic SoC includes six CPU cores and six GPU cores. The A16 Bionic chip currently powering the iPhone 14 Pro models includes six CPU cores and five GPU cores. The A17 Bionic SoC is said to have a top clock speed of 3.70GHz, which is higher than the 3.46GHz clock speed of the A16 chip.
This year’s iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are said to come with 8GB of RAM. However, the leaker claims that the iPhone 15 Pro models will only come with 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM, just like their predecessors. Apple doesn’t usually disclose the RAM configuration of its iPhones.
Apple’s A17 Bionic SoC is said to be built on TSMC’s latest 3nm process and is expected to power the iPhone 16 series next year.
Meanwhile, Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 15 series on September 13. Pre-orders for the new iPhone series are said to start on September 15th.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are expected to feature last year’s A16 chip. The base model of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max is said to come with 256GB of storage, with the high-end model offering up to 2TB of storage. It is said that all models of the iPhone 15 series this year will be equipped with dynamic islands.