Apple recently launched the iPhone 14 series and now a new report claims that TSMC will start shipping 3nm chips to Apple for the iPhone 15 series. TSMC is reportedly increasing the price of wafers processed using its leading 3-nanometer process technology by 25 percent compared to a 5-nanometer production node. When foundries moved from 7 nm to 5 nm, wafer pricing increased by 60 percent, from $10,000/wafer to $16,000/wafer. Now, TSMC plans to charge more than $20,000 for 3nm wafers. According to the Digitimes report, due to this it can be said that the iPhone 15 models will come at a higher price than expected.
The iPhone 15 is likely to feature a titanium chassis with curved rear edges, which will replace the existing square off design. According to a MacRumors report, the rear edges of the iPhone 15 are expected to be rounded to form a new border, similar to the bottom edges of the tech giant’s 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.
Despite the switch to titanium, the iPhone 15 is rumored to “still have a glass rear”. The report states that if the recent rumors are true, the company will use titanium in iPhone and iPad for the first time. Earlier, it was reported that the iPhone 15 series will include four models with major feature differences compared to the iPhone 14 and all models will have a USB-C charging port.
The tech giant will produce four models for its 2023 iPhone 15 range. Whereas, another report mentions that the iPhone 15 Pro model is likely to feature a Thunderbolt port for high-speed data transfer.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg said that Apple’s plan to use its own modem for the iPhone may not come to fruition until next year. Hence, the iPhone maker will lean towards using Qualcomm’s 5G modem on the iPhone 15 Ultra. This means that there is no change in terms of how customers will be able to connect to 5G on their future iPhone models. Apple’s own 5G model is highly anticipated, but I see no reason why Qualcomm’s modem would mean any less to customers.
Kuo also mentioned that the cameras on the iPhone 15 Ultra will be much better than the current cameras on the Pro Max models. An earlier rumor suggested that the iPhone 15 series would use an 8P lens for the main camera, but Kuo later dismissed that rumour.
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