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Images of the iPhone 12's A14 chip have leaked on Twitter

A14 Ram Component
A14 Ram Component (Image credit: Mr.white)

What you need to know

  • Images of the A14 RAM component have leaked on Twitter.
  • Mr.white, the account who posted the images, has previously leaked Apple components.
  • The images, while interesting, don't give much insight to what the A14 will be capable of.

We're only months away from Apple unveiling its new lineup of iPhones, so we are bound to be knee-deep in leak season from here til then.

Twitter account Mr.white, who has posted previous leaks about Apple's components, has released a series of images that claim to be the RAM components of the A14 chip, the processor that Apple is expected to feature in its upcoming iPhones this fall.

While the images don't give us any insights into what we can expect from Apple's iPhone lineup in the fall, MacRumors believes that the "2016" print on the component indicates that the chip itself was most likely manufactured in the sixteenth week of the year, meaning that is was built in April.

The account had released similar images of the A14 about a week ago, but these new images are much clearer than the others.

The A14 is believed to be Apple's first chip built on a 5nm process which will allow for faster performance while also being more battery efficient. Apple usually also brings an enhanced version of its latest iPhone chip to the iPad as well, so we could expect to see something along the lines of an "A14X" on the latest generation of the iPad Pro, a tablet that is rumored to be shipped with a mini-LED display in 2021.

It is currently unclear if the new iPhones will be announced and ship in September as usual, or if the pandemic will push ship dates back into October or even as late as November for some models.

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.

1 Comment
  • iPhones are already so powerful that there is very difference in speed between the recent iPhones like the iPhone XS and iPhone 11 in performance and it will be the same with the iPhone 12 series. The difference between them will be in the camera and new camera tech Apple adds to the iPhone 12 series along with Face ID being better and better water resistance and so on.