Autonomy is an important point for customers and it should improve with the iPhone 14 thanks to a new 5G chip, according to the Economic Daily News.
Better for autonomy with the iPhone 14
TSMC has reportedly secured all of Apple’s orders for its 5G radio frequency (RF) chips for the iPhone 14, taking over from Samsung. The chips, which are expected to be tied to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 modem, are said to be produced using TSMC’s 6nm process, which the vendor announced last year. TSMC said this process for 5G RF chips can provide a physically smaller chip with lower power consumption.
This allows use with both “traditional” 5G and millimeter waves. The latter make it possible to have really high throughputs. It is not yet available in France and other countries, but it will happen gradually. Others already have it, like the United States.
This new chip from TSMC should also provide support for Wi-Fi 6E, which also allows for much better speeds than currently. For once, the rumors for Wi-Fi 6E on the iPhone 14 are not new.
In any case, the better autonomy is good news, especially when you know that the iPhone 13 (especially the Pro models) are already doing very well. For example, we saw today that the iPhone 13 Pro Max lasts longer than Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra.