According to a new report from DigiTimes, mass production of Apple's A15 processors will begin as early as next month, so that there will be enough units ready in time for the production of this year's new iPhone models. This suggests that the iPhone 13's development is on schedule - for now.

Like its predecessor, the A14 Bionic, the A15 Bionic is based on 5nm (nanometre) technology, with the switch to 4nm not expected to happen until the iPhone 14. But we can expect the A15 to improvements in other areas, notably performance, efficiency and safety.

As usual, the Taiwanese firm TSMC is responsible for production, as Apple lacks its own factories and relies on its partners. The supplier is expected to begin testing 3nm chips this year.

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This article originally appeared on Macworld Sweden. Translation by David Price.