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Upcoming iPhones to have A13 chips, reverse charging tech | Report

13 May 2019 5

Upcoming iPhones are believed to use the Apple A13 chips as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has started production of a new chip. The report coming from Bloomberg cites people familiar with the topic. According to the report, the processor is dubbed A13 and the mass-production is planned for as early as this month.

It’s imperative that Apple always uses new chips for its new lineup of iPhone models. So, this time as well, we would see them employing the new chip and as reported, they will be Apple A13.

People familiar with the matter also revealed that new iPhone chips will be featured in all the three models, the successor to the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. The new high-end models are code-named D43 and D44, while the update to the iPhone XR is internally dubbed N104, they said. Also, all the new models will look similar to the current versions, but the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max will gain a third rear camera. On the other hand, the iPhone XR successor will get a second camera on the back.

iPhone 11 concept by Ben Geskin

The third lens on the said models will feature an ultra-wide-angle lens so as to produce large and more detailed photos. It will also enable a broader range of zoom that could zoom in the distant objects. The report says that Apple is also working on an auto-correction feature that will fit people back into a photo who may have been accidentally cut out.

Furthermore, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max successors will be about half a millimeter thicker and the back camera array will be placed inside a square module on the top left, something we have been hearing and seeing in a lot of leaks.

Apple is also expected to allow customers to charge their devices like AirPods and other devices by putting them on the back of the new iPhones. Something that AirPower was destined to do, but now this feature seems to come bundled with the latest iPhones.

Apple is expected to throw some light on the new processor at its WWDC event that will be held on June 3. Other possible announcements for the event include a new version of MacOS and an App Store for the Apple Watch, though some hardware like a MacBook is also expected.


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