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As we creep closer to the fall unveiling date of the new 2020 iPhones, photos of alleged components are beginning to trickle out, and the latest leak features an A14 chip component.

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Leaker Mr. White, who sometimes shares accurate information on Apple's future plans along with component pictures, shared a series of photos of the RAM component of the A14 processor that is typically located at the top of the main chip.

There's nothing that we can glean from these photos of the chip component, but it appears to have a 2016 date numbering, corresponding to the 16th week of 2020. That means it was likely manufactured in April.


Mr. White previously shared a similar photo of the A14 RAM component earlier in July, but the new photos are clearer, even if they don't provide any insight into the 2020 iPhones.

All of Apple's 2020 iPhone models will be equipped with the 5-nanometer A14 chip, which is expected to be faster and more battery efficient thanks to improved thermal management. Apple with the A14 chip will also focus on speeding up artificial intelligence and AR tasks through the Neural Engine.

Rumors so far suggest that the more affordable 5.4 and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models will feature 4GB RAM, while the higher-end 6.1 and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro models will feature 6GB RAM.

Earlier today, alleged images of a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 display panel were found on Weibo, with the display panel depicting what could be a smaller notch that is in line with some rumors that Apple will slim down the notch size in the iPhone 12 lineup.

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For more on everything that we know about the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup, make sure to check out our iPhone 12 roundup.

Article Link: Photos of A14 RAM Component for Upcoming iPhone 12 Surface on Twitter
 

jlocker

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Interesting how time changes. I remember how people complained that Apple used the PowerPC RISC processor and did not use Intel. Now it is back to a RISC, what a AISC is, and it is all the rage :) But change is a good thing, to push forward the micro computing world. When do I get the ASIC chip back of neck implant :)
 
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ksec

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I wish he could have at least posted the dimensions so we get to figure things out a little.

Anyway, Notch is smaller *without* moving speaker to the top. This is interesting, which means there will be new FaceID component, and likely the introduction of FaceID 2.0
 
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Populus

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11 Pro now. Don't yet see anything that will get me to buy 12. But the one next year looks great! :)
Well, the lack of a charging port, that serves as a communication port and allows you to DFU format your smartphone, is what is going to make me buy this 2020 iPhone 12. Otherwise I’d have waited, but I don’t think I want a port-less smartphone.
 
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Seoras

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I'm not expecting much from the A14 over the A13 because I suspect the Silicon team at Apple have been working hard on the processor(s) for MacOS. I've nothing to support this assertion other than this years new iPad Pro's getting an A12 with the spare core turned on. That and Apple's "laser like focus" usually means something else gets ignored.
Of course it could go the other way and the A14 is the MacOS processor and will be a monster.
 
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I'm not expecting much from the A14 over the A13 because I suspect the Silicon team at Apple have been working hard on the processor(s) for MacOS. I've nothing to support this assertion other than this years new iPad Pro's getting an A12 with the spare core turned on. That and Apple's "laser like focus" usually means something else gets ignored.
Of course it could go the other way and the A14 is the MacOS processor and will be a monster.

"The" silicon team ?

It's the DDR PHY Controller that needs the Key Update in the A14.

Specifically, to support LPDDR5 with the two "Pro" models.

The Performance Controller was the Key Update in the A13 (EXTREMELY few know that).

These are designed & verified by R&D teams dedicated to specific portions of the chip.

AAPL's bread & butter comes from the iPhone, so I doubt ANY Mac has higher priority !
 
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Seoras

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AAPL's bread & butter comes from the iPhone, so I doubt ANY Mac has higher priority !

I'm using an iPhone X and, unlike previous iPhones, at almost 3 years I'm finding it still as fast (if not faster due to iOS re-writes and improvements) so the A11 is adequate for my needs on a phone. I'm sure the A13 is great but even if the A14 was a monster by comparison then I doubt I'd upgrade this year. That's the problem for all smart phone manufacturers. The hardware isn't really delivering much new each year other than better cameras.

The processor on the iPhone isn't really a selling point at this moment.

The move from Intel to Apple Silicon is HUGE for Apple and they'll want to do it with flair.
So, yeah, I think the Mac is higher priority this year for Apple's Silicon Team.
 
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Has anyone noticed that every single Apple store is completely sold out of iPad pros?
 
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