While Apple fans are eagerly waiting for the arrival of the iPhone 13, they are bombarded with the news after news on the latest Apple M1 Chip.
As reported earlier, the powerful M1 chip was released in November 2020. It has an amazing performance and is released with the latest iMac and iPad Pro.
This means all the new range of Apple devices are equipped with the M1 chip. Based on this, we can expect iPhone 13 to also have a powerful new chipset. But certain things need to be discussed before jumping to conclusions.
iPhone 13 Thermal Issues
When Apple announced the release of their new 24-inch iMac in April 2021, the biggest surprise was the refreshed iPad Pro 2021. Both the devices have the same M1 chip.
Now many are assuming that the next iPhone will also have the same chip. But before that Apple will have to address some issues.
The main reason why the M1 chip is not suitable for iPhone 13 is because of its thermal design limits.
Both iPad Pro and MacBook lack fans, but they feature a thin design with enough space for heat convection. On the other hand, a smartphone like iPhone 13 lacks both fans and the space for heat convention to manage the powerful M1 chip.
Apple iPhone 13 may not have the M1 chip, but it is still fast. The iPhone 13 is a flagship model designed for high performance. It is built to outperform iPhone 12’s A14. In that regard, the company might be working on a new A15 chipset, optimized for smaller devices. That could compete with the M1 chip and perform similar tasks with similar speed.
Meet Apple M1 Chip
Apple’s M1 chip is the 11th generation architecture system on a chip. It is a silicon sandwich for ultra-low power Macs and the iPad Pro.
M1 chip is powerful because it can easily integrate the components of the CPU, GPU, Unified Memory Architecture, SSD controllers, Secure Enclave, image signal processor, Neural Engine; encode/decode engines, and Thunderbolt controller with USB 4 support.
The new M1 chip is designed to outperform the previous Apple chipsets. But it is difficult for iPhone 13 to accommodate such a powerful chipset without any proper arrangement for heat convection. If Apple can take care of the thermal issues, we may get to see the M1 chip in future iPhones.