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According to Reports, Apple Paid More Than Twice as Much for The A16 Chip in The iPhone 14 Pro

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According to a Nikkei Asia article, Apple's new A16 Bionic processor, included in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, costs $110 to make, making it more than 2.4 times as expensive as the A15 chip seen in the iPhone 13 Pro models unveiled the previous year.

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The A15 is a 5nm chip, but the A16 is made using TSMC's 4nm process, which is likely a contributing factor to the A16's higher cost.

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With reports stating that the A17 processor in iPhone 15 Pro variants would be built on TSMC's 3nm process and a DigiTimes story this week predicting that TSMC will start mass producing 2nm chips in 2025, the cost of iPhone chips may continue to rise as shrinking progress.

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The A16 chip performs multi-core operations 15% to 17% quicker than the A15 chip, according to Geekbench 5 benchmark findings.

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The A16 processor is exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max; the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have the same A15 chip with a five-core GPU as the iPhone 13 Pro versions.

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