While the iPhone 13 is around the corner, the iPhone 14 is something a lot of people have already started talking about. Anyone who is aware of how the smartphone industry works, he/she would know that Apple might already be working on the iPhone 14 and perfecting it to ensure that it is the most powerful smartphone from Apple in 2022. But there’s a huge problem that Apple might face with the iPhone 14. While Apple designs everything in-house, the company gets the components of the smartphone manufactured from someone else. The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) manufactures the chipsets for the iPhones.
Apple iPhone 14 Might Come With a Different Chipset Than Apple Had Planned
Apple might not be able to bring the 3nm process A16 Bionic chipset on the iPhone 14 series. There were a lot of speculations that Apple might bring the iPhone 14 series to the market powered by a 3nm process SoC.
But looking at the industry and the delays that TSMC is facing in manufacturing chipsets, it looks like Apple might not be able to bring its plans to life. According to multiple reports online, due to the delays in manufacturing, TSMC might not be able to deliver the A16 Bionic based on the 3nm process to Apple in time for assembling the iPhone 14 series.
Thus, instead of packing the 3nm based chipsets, Apple iPhone 14 series might come with the 4nm based chipsets instead.
The 4nm chipsets for Apple might go into production in the fourth quarter of this year. It is not just Apple but Samsung and Qualcomm that might not be able to deliver 3nm based chipsets because of the supply chain issue. The shortage of chipsets in the global market has stressed the smartphone industry to an extent, and it has also resulted in smartphones getting a bit more expensive than they were supposed to be.