iPhone 15 Pro leaks: Apple’s A17 Bionic SoC with 6 CPU Cores, 6 GPU Cores expected for faster performance

Apple is preparing to introduce the iPhone 15 series this year. A recent leak suggests that the iPhone 15 Pro will come with the upgraded Apple A17 Bionic chip. The A17 Bionic is expected to bring significant GPU improvements and may incorporate Apple supplier TSMC’s 3nm processor technology. Notably, the A17 chip could have a peak clock speed of 3.70 GHz.

Recently, an account named Unknownz21 (@URedditor) leaked information about Apple’s upcoming A17 Bionic SoC. This new chip reportedly features six CPU cores and six GPU cores. In comparison, the current A16 Bionic chip used in the iPhone 14 Pro models has six CPU cores and five GPU cores. The notable upgrade in the A17 Bionic SoC lies in its maximum clock speed, which is said to reach 3.70GHz, surpassing the A16 chip’s clock rate of 3.46GHz.

The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max were initially expected to have 8GB of RAM. However, according to the tipster, it seems that the iPhone 15 Pro variants will retain the same 6GB LPDDR5 RAM configuration as their predecessors. Apple typically keeps the details of its iPhone’s RAM configuration undisclosed.

It is rumored that Apple’s A17 Bionic SoC will be manufactured using TSMC’s latest 3-nanometer process. This chip is projected to be the driving force behind the upcoming iPhone 16 series, scheduled for release next year.

Meanwhile, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the highly anticipated launch event for the Apple iPhone 15 series is rumored to take place on either September 12 or Wednesday, September 13 of this year. If this information is accurate, pre-orders for the new iPhones are expected to begin on September 15, and the Apple iPhone 15 series is likely to be available for sale on September 22.

Last week, an additional report from 9to5Mac corroborated this schedule, stating that various carrier partners have already instructed their employees not to take time off on Wednesday, September 13, due to expectations of a significant smartphone announcement on that day.