According to recent reports, Taiwanese chip maker, TSMC, will prepare 80 million A14 chips for Apple this year. This information comes from a Twitter account @L0vetodream. While this could just be another random Twitter account saying things, it has actually had some correct predictions. It accurately predicted that the iPhone SE 2020 will arrive in the week of April. Furthermore, he also predicted correctly the third week of March release of the iPad Pro 2020.
There are also reports that Apple also plans to launch a new iPad Pro with A14X chip, 5G connection and mini LED display in the first or second quarter of 2021. The new iPad Pro will be equipped with a Qualcomm X55 modem that supports mmWave and sub-6GHz. According to previous reports, Apple’s chip manufacturing partner, TSMC, will begin production of A14 chips and Snapdragon X60 modems for use. The latest iPhones will officially launch later this year (between September and November) and its chip will use the 5nm process.
According to previous news, the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 is the entry model. The screen is smaller than today’s iPhone 11, and the rear has a dual-camera setup. This smartphone comes with a full-screen design. Due to this body design, the device will be more compact than the 4.7-inch iPhone SE.
From the speculations and leaks so far, the significant change in the iPhone 12 design is that it uses a straight edge frame, similar to the iPhone 4. Furthermore, the power button position moves down and the button is longer. However, the iPhone 12 series will continue to use the square camera module just like its predecessor. Among them, the two iPhone 12 series will come with a dual rear camera setup. However, the other two iPhone 12 Pro series will use a triple rear camera setup + a LiDAR lidar scanner. The two high-end models, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, will boast of a 120Hz high refresh rate display. This is the first time that an iPhone will use such a display to provide a smoother screen experience.
The latest report on Apple’s upcoming flagship says that this series will not come with a charging head. According to Guo Mingji, the material cost for this new iPhone series is much higher. In order to maintain the price (as the iPhone 11), the iPhone 12 will cancel the headphones and charger.