Ordinarily, Apple’s September event would give us the new iPhone range, but 2020 is different than most years so new Apple Watches and iPads have to work for now. However, we still have to see the debut of the Apple A14 Bionic chipset, which will power the upcoming iPhone 12 smartphones.
This is the first chipset in the world based on the new 5nm process and outperforming the Android competition that are still using 7nm SoCs. It comes with a 6-core CPU and a quad-core GPU, but strangely enough, Apple compared its performance numbers to those of the A1
However, since we know that Apple achieved a 20% speed increase over the A12 Bionic with the A13 Bionic last year, we can assume that the 2020 chipset will have a 17% faster CPU and 8% better GPU than its predecessor having.
These aren’t big wins, but some of the efficiency gains achieved by the new manufacturing process resulted in lower power consumption.
While Apple kept its tradition and didn’t talk about clock speeds, it promises the same 10 hour battery life on the new iPad Air 4 as on its predecessor. However, the new Slate has a 28.6 Wh battery compared to the 30.8 Wh battery of the previous year’s model, which indicates an 8% lower power consumption. We’re not sure how much of this is due to the new screen and how much is due to the chipset, but it’s still a good sign of the iPhone 12 range’s battery life.