It is well known that the more advanced the chip process, the higher the transistor density inside the chip, while bringing better performance and functionality per unit area. According to foreign media reports,The 2020 iPhone will be a smartphone using the 5nm SoC (A14).
The early Apple A4 processor was built using the 45nm process, and in just a few years, today's top SoCs, such as the Opteron 855 and Kirin 980, have been manufactured in a 7nm process. The rumor is about to come to the Snapdragon 985 processor, and will use the EUV process for the first time to design the IC layout more precisely and further improve performance.
According to previous reports, TSMC plans to start mass production of 5nm chips in the first quarter of next year. Preliminary data shows that the number of transistors will increase by 1.8 times and the performance will increase by 15% compared to 7nm transistors.
In addition, there is news thatQualcomm's next-generation flagship chip, the Opteron 865, will be manufactured by Samsung instead of TSMC and will be manufactured using the 7nm EUV process.
This year's 2019 iPhone will continue to use the A13 processor in the 7nm process. By convention, it should be routinely upgraded on basic specifications such as performance and AI.
It is not clear at this time how much improvement will be brought about by 5nm.However, last year's Apple 7nm, Apple will lead the processor in the process technology of the processor for some time.