The iPhone 15 Pro might be even more powerful than we thought

The iPhone 15 Pro might be even more powerful than we thought ...

The iPhone 15 may be even more powerful than it originally thought, owing to allegedly adopting the most advanced in chipmaking technology.

According to Nikkei Asia (opens in a new tab), Apple is hoping to be the first to employ TSMC''s improved 3-nanometer technology, known as N3E, for its 2023 Macs and iPhones. Smaller chip manufacturing processes result in higher power output, thus providing more power and power efficiency to the devices they power.

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max''s A16 Bionic chip is paired with a four-nanometer processor.

We''ve yet to see devices manufacturers use chips manufactured with the current 3nm process that TSMC currently has. We''d previously heard that Apple would utilize the existing N3 process to make its iPhone 15 chips, but the timeline seems to have changed based on what Nikkei Asia''s sources have previously stated.

Those are all fivenm chips used in upcoming iPads, but that''s a confusing claim. Older rumors for future iPads are they''ll be using the M2 (in the iPad Pro 2022''s case) or the A14 (for the iPad 2022).

In addition to the current 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, the M2 Pro and M2 Max versions of the chip are expected to appear next month. These should still be 5-nanometer chips, even if they would still offer improved performance than the Apple M1 Pro and Apple M1 Max chips.

According to Nikkei Asia''s sources, only the iPhone 15 Pro might get the A17 chip in the iPhone 14 Pro models. The base models will instead get the A16 chip found in the iPhone 14 Pro models, following the same trend Apple established this year.

The next iPhone will only last a year, since we''ve just got the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro. In the meantime, check out the so-called iPhone 15, and our iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Plus hands-on reviews. And check out our iPhone 14 deals page to save up to $1,000.