Apple A14 and A14X SoCs

Discussion in 'Mobile Devices and SoCs' started by iMacmatician, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. iMacmatician

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    The leaker Longhorn (@never_released) has information on the A14 and A14X.
    Furthermore, the A14X is apparently scheduled for 2020:
    Also mentioned is a list of Apple CPU codenames.
    Tempest and Chinook are for the A12 while Lightning is for the A13 (along with Thunder). Perhaps Firestorm and Icestorm are the cores in the A14?
     
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    Would this be the tock in the tick-tock cycle?

    There's talk about 2020 iPhones being the start of some "super" upgrade cycles by iOS installed base. But more because of expected new form factor and 5G than some big CPU or GPU performance jumps, which are not really noticed by the general consumers anyways.
     
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    Mark Gurman claimed a few months ago that the 2020 iPhones will have "a much beefier processor," although no further details on the SoC were provided in the rumor.

    EDIT: Changed "report" to "rumor."
     
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    What "report"? I skimmed over the article, and everything looks like speculation. Did I miss something?

    Edit: @iMacmatician thanks for fixing the wording :)
     
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    They already have a lot on the plate with a new form factor and 5G baseband.

    They may even integrate a fingerprint sensor under the screen and get rid of the notch.

    Would be a lot to change in one year so if they also delivered a big jump in processing performance as well, it would be a big update.
     
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    Yes definitely. And that's indeed the "much beefier processor" part that I questioned. In hindsight, the article might have meant "beefier SoC", and not CPU.
     
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    While people seem to not like the "notch" currently housing the FaceID system, Apple replaced the fingerprint system with it because it's actually much easier to "steal" a fingerprint when someone's asleep or unconscious. There were stories of children using their parents' fingerprint to unlock an iPhone so they can play games. If a child can do that, then it's not really a very secure system. FaceID, on the other hand, is much harder to "steal" because it's much harder to fake attention.
    Therefore, my guess is that it's unlikely that Apple would get rid of FaceID. The rumored fingerprint system is probably going to compliment FaceID instead of replacing it.
     
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    True story. My 17 year old nephew passed out drunk on a bench after a party. Some concerned passerbys unlocked his phone with his face and called his mom.

    My brother had a meltdown.

    Cheers
     
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