iPhone 14 Battery Life May Increase with New 5G Chip: Report
iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro renders by EAP
The iPhone 14 lineup could offer more battery life than the iPhone 13 series with a new 5G chip manufactured by TSMC.
According to a new report from the Economic Daily News (via MacRumors), TSMC has obtained all orders for Apple’s 5G radio frequency or RF chips for this year’s flagship iPhone models. The new chips will be purportedly manufactured using TSMC’s 6nm process which was announced last year.
The 6nm 5G RF chips are smaller in size and also consume less power, which will contribute to enhanced battery life on iPhone 14 models.
The technology will yield a physically smaller 5G RF chip with the added benefit of lower power draw on the sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G bands. The smaller dimensions of this chip would free up valuable space inside the iPhone 14 for other components such as a larger battery. With the larger battery and better efficiency of the 5G RF chip, the iPhone 14 range could reportedly deliver better battery life.
The use of TSMC’s new 6nm chips will also bring with it support for WiFi-6E, something that has previously been rumoured as a potential iPhone 14 feature. That would make it the best iPhone for those who have updated Wi-Fi systems at home or at work, although the number of people currently using such networks is relatively low at this point.
Compared to Wi-Fi 6, the Wi-Fi 6E protocol offers higher performance, lower latency, less interference, faster data transfer, and support for the 6GHz Wi-Fi band in addition to the de-facto standard 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 14 lineup in or around September. Recent reports have Foxconn already locking down plans for iPhone 14 Pro devices ahead of mass production.