This is the chip that will power 2019 iPhones

According to Bloomberg, TSMC is gearing up for volume production with Apple's A13 chip, set to power new iPhones for 2019.

With Apple readying a reported three new iPhone models this year, Bloomberg reports that, although they'll look similar in appearance to Apple's current smartphones, the new handsets will include a bunch of sick upgraded features. It is expected that the A13 chips will adopt TSMC's second-generation 7nm process and will be the first to adopt EUV lithography. According to the supply chain news, TSMC will start mass production of Apple's A13 chip this month.

It is clear that the highlight of the 2019 iPhone lineup is going to their improved camera performance, better battery life, and reverse wireless charging.

On the other hand, it's important to note that the other iPhones launching this year could come with a triple-camera setup on the back, so iPhone XR would continue to be positioned as the more affordable version of the three.

The new A13 chip could incorporate new components such as a cellular modem for calls and internet connection, as well as new power components courtesy of Apple's acquisition of Dialog Semiconductor Plc.

Citing "trusted sources in China", leak site SonnyDickson.com has posted a pair of case renders that back up the rumored new design, complete with large, square camera cutouts and device dimensions for proposed "iPhone XI" and "iPhone XI Max" models.

Interestingly, the third camera will reportedly offer a broader range of zoom, and Apple is apparently working on a feature that will put people back in the frame who have been cut out by accident.

The iPhone XR replacement, meanwhile, will again attempt to straddle features and affordability. The successor to the iPhone XR will install a second camera.

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