iPhone 14: more autonomy thanks to the new 5G chip

The iPhone 14 could offer better autonomy and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity thanks to the new 5G chip that will be integrated by Apple.

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Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reports that TSMC has secured all orders from Apple to supply its 5G radio frequency (RF) chips for the ‌iPhone 14‌ lineup, taking over from Samsung. The chips, likely related to Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon X65 modem, are expected to be manufactured using TSMC’s 6nm process which the vendor announced in 2021. TSMC said the 6nm process for 5G RF chips can physically provide smaller components with lower power consumption.

The 6nm process allows the chip to use less power on the sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G bands, while delivering a high level of performance. In addition to being more efficient, shrinking this component for the RF transceiver should free up more space inside the iPhone. Every extra square millimeter reclaims space for a larger battery. By combining a more powerful chip and a bigger battery, the iPhone 14 should offer longer battery life than the iPhone 13.

In addition, the source claims that the RF transceiver chip will be equipped with support for Wi-Fi 6E technology, which can guarantee the features and capabilities of Wi-Fi 6, including higher performance, lower latency and higher, extended data transmission speed. in the 6 GHz band. The extra spectrum provides more space on top of existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, which translates to increased bandwidth and less interference.

This significant offering from TSMC could be the prelude to the first 5G modem chip made directly by Apple, which is expected to debut in 2023.

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