Apple A15 chip, also integrated 5G baseband?

As the iPhone 13 is about to be released, there is more and more news about Apple's new-generation chip A15, and various revelations are becoming more and more true.

Recently, the Hong Kong media Qooah reported some news about A15. Compared with A14, etc., it is more disruptive, so it also attracted a lot of attention. Let's take a look at what Qooah's news is.

According to Qooah, this time the A15 still uses TSMC's 5nm process, but it is already an improved version of 5nm, that is, N5P technology. It will not be the 4nm process mentioned on the Internet.

In the CPU part, the A15 is still a 6-core core, using 2 high-performance cores (internal code name: FireStorm) and 4 high-efficiency cores (internal code name: IceStorm) design architecture, and the performance of the CPU is increased by about 20%.

In addition, on the CPU, A15 will use SVE2 (Scalable Vector Extension Technology Second Generation) technology applied on the ARMV9 architecture, which can speed up processing and protect data security.

But in terms of GPU, the change is big. The A14 is a 4-core GPU, but the A15 will become a 5-core GPU. So from the performance point of view, the GPU performance of the A15 will increase by about 35% compared to the A14.

In addition to the CPU and GPU, the biggest change is in the baseband. It is said that this time the A15 will use an integrated 5G baseband, which can reduce power consumption, increase the battery life of the phone, and provide a better 5G experience.

However, Apple's A15 baseband is not self-developed by Apple this time. It is Qualcomm's X60 series, but it is integrated into the A15.

In addition, the A15 chip will add an ambient light sensor (ALS) processing block this time, instead of using an external type, so that the iPhone 13 will be able to adjust the screen brightness, color temperature, and other functions in the chip link. Optimized to perform better.

Of course, before the A15 is released, all speculations are not necessarily true, but if Apple integrates the 5G baseband, then it is a huge change, which may also mean Apple's self-developed baseband Not far, what do you think?