Apple will reportedly be transitioning over to using slimmer peripheral chips in their future devices. The decision for this adoption revolves around making more internal space within their iPhone, iPad, and MacBook for larger batteries.
The Cupertino company is looking to ramp up its efforts to adopt integrated passive devices (IPDs), reports Digitimes. According to their sources, supplier partners TSMC and Amkor will both be provided “robust business opportunities”. The new IPDs for the peripheral chips will enable Apple to implement slimmer chips within their products.
Peripheral chips for iPhones, iPad and MacBook series are going slimmer with higher performance to allow more space for larger-capacity battery solutions for the devices, with the demand for IPDs to grow sharply in line with the trend, the sources said.
Although the report does not state when the new chips will begin rolling out, Apple users can expect upcoming devices to have larger batteries when compared to their contemporaries. The ‘iPhone 13’ is rumoured to have a larger capacity battery. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are both said to have a 3095mAh battery. The iPhone 13 Pro Max will reportedly have a 4352mAh battery. This is compared to the iPhone 12 series, which ranges from 2815mAh to 3687mAh. However, that’s not to say the iPhone 13 will have the slimmer peripheral chip within it or not.
That said, the iPhone won’t be the exclusive device to receive benefits from this transition. Apple’s future iPads and MacBooks will also receive larger capacity batteries upon the rollout if the report is accurate.