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Apple to stick with 5nm at TSMC for A16 Bionic chip

by on30 May 2022

A16 Bionic might bring only minor improvements

According to a fresh rumor, it appears that the new A16 Bionic chip from Apple will have to stick to the same 5nm manufacturing process, bringing just minor improvements.

The new report, spotted by, comes from Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with a solid track record when it comes to Apple, pulling information from the recently published TSMC roadmap.

The TSMC roadmap shows that the company will stick to 5nm manufacturing technology, which means that "the new A16 Bionic" for this year's iPhones will stick to the same manufacturing process and might just bring minor improvements.

Earlier rumors suggest that the standard iPhone 14 will use the A15 chip, while the new A16 Bionic chip will be reserved for the Pro version(s).

In an earlier post, Kuo also suggests that the next-gen MacBook Air will also stick to the M1 chip as the M2 chip will not be available before next year. Of course, Apple might include some minor improvements and give the chip a new name, and it won't be the first time.


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