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Why the iPhone 15 would arrive with a higher price than estimated

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3nm chips.  (photo: PassionMovil)
3nm chips. (photo: PassionMovil)

A new report suggests that the costs of the models that will be announced by the Cupertino company in 2023 will be even higher than current versions.

The above, because TSMCthe semiconductor company that will be manufacturing the A17 Bionic chip in 2023 with which future smartphones will come, has doubled the cost of manufacturing.

Therefore, the new chips will cost USD$ 20.000 up from $10,000 in 2018, when the company introduced the iPhone 11 and the A13 Bionic chip.

Therefore, Apple you will have to pay a higher amount for each chip. In turn, the company could increase the price of the iPhone 15 to be able to face the price increase by TSMC.

Only the aforementioned semiconductor manufacturer and Samsung they can produce chips with an architecture of 3 nanometers. Therefore, Apple would have no choice but to counter growth if it wants to make future processors more powerful and efficient.

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The higher the price, the higher the power

In fact, one of the main advantages of 3nm chips is that they are more efficient than current 3nm processors.

For this, a system of processing nodes is used, which allows the transistors of each chip to be smaller and therefore a greater number in each processor.

Chip 3 nm. (foto: MacRumors)
Chip 3 nm. (foto: MacRumors)

The fact that a chip can contain more transistors makes it work more powerful and efficient. That is why the iPhone 15 would be faster and consume less battery than current models. So it’s too early to know the approximate differences.

In addition to better performance and energy efficiency, the design of the iPhone 15 would change slightly; placing rounded corners at the rear and titanium as the frame material.

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Two features that would arrive next year with the iPhone 15

– Faster USB-C port

Although it is a fact that the iPhone 15 they will have to incorporate a port usb type cKuo indicates that it is very likely that the iPhone 15 Pro will also have a differentiator in this feature.

These devices would have support for at least USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3, which would result in the devices Have transfer speeds of data significantly faster.

USB-C port.  (photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)
USB-C port. (photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

– Solid state buttons

For a few months it has been rumored that the iPhone 15 they would not have real buttons, but these would be integrated as part of the screen and the device without the need for physical support. According to Kuo, this feature would include two Taptic Engines additional.

These elements would be related to a simulation of tactile response so that users can have a physical sensation when “pressing” these buttons, which would be similar to those that were had in the last iPhone SE or the trackpad on the MacBook newer.

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