Report iPhone 16/16 Plus to be equipped with A18 chip, no longer using old chips

iPhone 16/16 Plus to Reportedly Feature A18 Chip, Dropping Old Chips

【Mobile China News】Apple has just released the iPhone 15 series, which includes four models. The base iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are equipped with last year’s A16 Bionic chip, while the Pro version comes with the A17 Pro chip. Now, we are starting to hear rumors about the iPhone 16 series. According to popular Apple supply chain analyst Jeff Pu, Apple will no longer use old chipsets in their standard models.

Report: iPhone 16/16 Plus equipped with A18 chip, no more old chips

The latest report shows that all models in the iPhone 16 series will be equipped with the latest A18 chip. This means that Apple will no longer use the previous year’s chipsets in their base models.

Jeff Pu claimed in a research report by Haitong International Securities this week that the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus will feature the new A18 Bionic processor. The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max, on the other hand, will be equipped with the A18 Pro chip.

However, it’s still a year away from the release of the iPhone 16 series, so the situation could change at any time.

In addition to the naming structure, Pu also predicts significant upgrades with next year’s processor. The A18 chip will be manufactured using TSMC’s second-generation 3nm chip fabrication process called N3E. Compared to the first-generation N3B 3nm process, the new processor is not only more affordable, but also more efficient. The A17 Pro chip, which powers the iPhone 15 Pro model, uses the N3B process.

Based on previous leaks, Jeff Pu has proven to be highly accurate when it comes to Apple leaks. He was the first to suggest that the iPhone 15 Pro Max would be more expensive than its predecessor and that the Pro version would come with 8GB of RAM. Therefore, it is highly likely that the standard version of the iPhone 16 series will adopt the A18 chip.

We will continue to update Phone&Auto; if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us!


Was this article helpful?

93 out of 132 found this helpful

Discover more


Breaking News Huawei and Meituan Reach Cooperation Agreement, Officially Launch Hongmeng Native App Development.

【Mobile China News】On November 13th, Mobile China noticed that Huawei announced a comprehensive partnership with Me...


Huawei reportedly applied for multiple communication patents, effectively reducing beam management time.

[Mobile China News] On December 13th, according to an announcement by the National Intellectual Property Office, Huaw...


Winners of the Fourth Huawei Image Golden Rooster Mobile Film Project Announced

[Mobile China News] On November 4th, Mobile China noted that the Huawei Images · Golden Rooster Mobile Film Project A...


vivo Y100 will be released tomorrow afternoon with long battery life and 512GB large storage.

【Mobile China News】Among the current smartphone lineup of vivo, the Y series is the most budget-friendly, with pric...


Huawei, Honor, and other shipment targets have increased by more than 70 million units, accounting for 5% of the global market.

【Mobile China News】On December 13th, supply chain sources revealed that Huawei, Honor, and Transsion have a positiv...


Huawei is reportedly clearing out inventory of Snapdragon models and will soon switch to a new product line!

【Mobile China News】Previously, unlike most other mobile phone manufacturers, a large number of Huawei models used t...