TSMC already producing A13 chip for upcoming iPhones

Yolanda Curtis
May 14, 2019

Production kicked off in April, Bloomberg's sources suggest, with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. - or TSMC - starting up test runs of its manufacturing.

Today, two new sets of iPhone 11 case renders have landed online, offering even more evidence that Apple will indeed go through with the controversial rear camera design. The chip will be used for the new iPhones to be released later this year. The report indicates that the new A13 chipset will begin as early as next month and eventually be featured in the trio of iPhones.

An Apple partner has recently confirmed that it is developing the next A13 chip for the company's new iPhones. In recent years, Apple has added new components to its chips, including parts that handle graphics and machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence software. They say that the new high-end models are codenamed D43 and D44, while the successor to the iPhone XR is called N104 internally.

iPhone XR will undergo a massive upgrade under the hood this year, so expect it to get the same A13 processor as the other iPhones, but at the same time, it should also get two cameras instead of one on the back.

This clearly means that the iPhone XR 2019 will comes with improved camera capabilities in terms of clicking portrait mode and optical zooming.

First and foremost, the three 2019 iPhone models - successors to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR - are said to look similar to the current models. It is reported successors of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will increase in thickness by about half a millimeter, and the rear camera array will be placed in a square area at the upper left corner of the rear. Apple will also include an auto-correction feature that will allow you to bring people back into a photo who may have been accidentally cut out.

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