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Apple is reportedly planning to install new chips inside the 2020 iPhones.
According to the hit-or-miss Digitimes, "TSMC is expected to secure the first 5nm chip orders from Apple for the 2020 iPhones."
A more recent report states that production of the iPhone 12's 5nm-based A14 chip started up in April which means it's right on schedule. Production typically starts in April or May.
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman claims the 2020 iPhone models will feature "a much beefier processor" which means we'll probably see some big improvements to multitasking, battery life and overall speed.
Purported benchmarks scores for the rumored A14 chip have emerged online and if they're accurate, the new iPhones could be as powerful as the 2018 iPad Pros.
Photos of Apple's A14 RAM component have leaked online. They don't reveal much, but it looks like it was probably manufactured in April.
A report from Korean site The Elec suggests that Apple will use a battery protection module that is around 50 percent smaller and thinner than ones used in previous iPhones. The move could open up some internal space inside the iPhone 12's design which could lead to larger batteries.
According to Barclay's analyst Blayne Curtis, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will mostly likely use 6GB of RAM. If true, this would be a jump up from the 4GB Apple used inside the iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Curtis thinks the regular iPhone 12 models will reportedly use 4GB like their predecessor, the iPhone 11.
This has been backed up by a report from UBS analysts Timothy Arcuri and Munjal Shah. It has also been backed by leaker L0vetodream who says the Pro models will have 6GB while the regular models will have 4GB of RAM.
The 2020 iPhone models also might support a new Wi-Fi standard known as IEEE 802.11ay. This information comes from Japanese blog Mac Otakara. The site says IEEE 802.11ay is a ultra-short range wireless LAN standard which uses the 60 GHz band.
EverythingApplePro has also posted images from Chinese microblogging site Weibo on Twitter and they depict magnets arranged in a circular manner in the iPhone 12's chassis.
It's unclear what these magnets are for, but the consensus is that they have might have something to do with mounting/wireless charging.
Apple cancelled its wireless AirPower charging mat though rumors have suggested that the company is still working on an in-house solution.
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