According to the DigiTimes report, the new Apple processor, which will go to next year’s iPhones 14, is to be based on the 4 nm production process.
Last year, Apple used the 5nm process with the launch of the A14 Bionic chips. In the case of iPhone 13, an improved iteration of the 5 nm process was used. In the case of the iPhone 14, if you believe the DT report, Apple and its chip partner TSMC want to adopt the 4nm process in 2022.
A smaller process reduces the physical size of the processors and provides better performance and increased energy efficiency.
Separate reports earlier this year suggested Apple had reserved all TSMC production capacity for the 3nm process. The company, however, encountered numerous problems that Apple is to deal with only on the occasion of the premiere of the iPhone 15 and the A17 Bionic model.