According to DigiTimes, TSMC is the exclusive supplier of custom SoC chip designs for Apple's iPhone and that the manufacturing of the A14 chip It is planned for the second quarter of this year with a new production process of 5 nanometers.
The iPhone 12 feature a 5-nanometer A14 chip
According to the details of the publication, the production process of the A14 chip will be below the 7-nanometer manufacturing seen in the A12 and A13. As TSMC is at the forefront and most of its capacity is occupied by Apple orders, it is very likely that iPhones 2020 are the first smart phones that offer 5-nanometer engines, following the roadmap that has been known for almost a year, in which Apple, already thought about this technology.
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Thus, and according to the scenario that is already foreseen for the future of the iPhone 12, we will see a fairly significant update in terms of hardware, with a new iPhone design, a completely OLED line with adjusted screen dimensions, 3D ToF sensor for the Rear camera and support for fast mobile data speeds with 5G.
Like every year, we will see how true or not all the predictions are right in the fall of this year. Although it has become known, Apple is likely to surprise us in the first quarter of the year with an update of its model iPhone SE.