The iPhone 15’s A17 chip is rumored to prioritise battery life over power.

The iPhone 14 series came out earlier this year. It has Pro models with the Apple A16 Bionic chip. Some people think that Apple’s new chipset, the Apple A17, will be in the iPhone 15 Pro model. Apple reportedly cares less about how well this chip works and more about making it last longer on a charge. Most likely, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (3nm) manufacturing process will be used to make Apple’s A17 chip.

A recent report by MySmartPrice says that the iPhone 15 series’ Apple A17 chip may be designed to help the battery last longer. Some people have heard that TSMC’s 3nm process will make chips with more power and less power use, so they guess that this is what will happen.

The iPhone 15's A17 chip is rumored to prioritise battery life over power.

Mark Liu, who is in charge of TSMC, says that chips made with the 3nm process will be more powerful and use 35% less power. A power claim that is less specific than an estimate of battery life could be a sign of what to expect from TSMC’s 3nm chips.

This 3nm Apple A17 processor is expected to be in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. On the other hand, the Apple A16 Bionic processor could end up in the regular model. Lastly, the iPhone 15 series can also have its RAM upgraded. They may have 8GB of RAM, which is more than the iPhone 14 models, which only had 6GB.

Apple could also put an advanced image sensor made by Sony in the iPhone 15. It is expected that the saturation signal level in each pixel of this sensor will be twice as high as that of a normal sensor. If more light is caught, images may be less likely to be too dark or too light.

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