Since the first generation of iPhone released in (June 2007), after that the iPhone Smartphone launched every year with having new technology & processor chipset operating system to increased the performance of iPhone better than previous, and for now in 2019 iPhone launched its 13 generation operating system named as iOS13, which also made with the vision to make better processor then the previous one, moreover with lots of Apple iPhones devices with having different processor used we always curious to know how many processors are iPhone used, and what make it far better then other iPhone processor, For that here in this article I will tell you the Full guide on iPhone processors chipset.
Types of iPhone Processor & OS used in Apple iPhones
In the year 2007, apple firstly launched its CPU chipset named as “APL0098” which is ARM-based processing CPU, in which it includes 412 MHz single CPU and PowerVR MBX Lite GPU after that apple only released its three major updates for chips at the end of 2008 to end of 2009, then finally Apple launched its A series Processors.
A Series Popular Processors Of iPhones
1. Apple A4 Chip Processor
With the A4 chipset apple has started the A-series processor in 2010, which is based on the ARM processor (ARM Cortex – A8 CPU core), with GPU (PowerVR SGX 535) which is built on Samsung 45 nanometer silicon, moreover the device which having Apple A4 chip can store up to 32 GB of storage and can run on 1GHz clock speed, In 2010 A4 chip and the iOS 4 only works in 3G iPhone handsets which gives 7.2 Mbps down & 5.8 Mbps up.
Apple A4 Chip Including Devices
- iPhone 4
- iPad (1st Generation)
- iPad Touch 4 generation Touch
- Apple T.V (2nd Generation)
2. Apple A5 Chip Processor
In the year 2011, apple launched another high-performance chipset “A5 Chip”, as compared to previous A4 chipset here new generation chipset can give twice faster performance with double GPU processing, where it uses dual-core (ARM Cortex- A9), with GPU (Dual-Core PowerVR ), and it’s having 45nm process size, but here in A5 chip apple not increased its clock speed from 1GHz, but it dynamically adjusts the power while gaming and performance to give its best.
Apple A5 Chip Including Devices
- iPhone 4S ( with 45nm Dual-Core)
- Apple T.V ( 3rd Generation)
- iPod Touch
- iPad Mini (1stGen)
Updation of A5 Chipset In 2012 & 2013
With the success of apple A5 Chip processor, In the year 2012 apple launched the updated version of A5 chip, where it reduces the size of the chip and now its work on 32nm that was launched in March 2012,
Main Advantage of this updation
- More Battery Life
- Much Better Performance with the twice graphics power
- More Memory bandwidth
After the A5 chip size of 32nm dual-core, In 2013 apple launched its one more update with 32nm but here it reduces the core, which A5 chipset now works on single-core, to give high performance and 4X the graphics performance.
3. Apple A6 Chip Processor
Now with iPhone 5 launching apple launched another best iPhone processor chip A6 which having double speed and performance as compared to A5 chip, In A6 Chip Processor apple reduce size 22% to its predecessor, that helps A6 to gain double CPU power, 2X graphics, and iPhone battery life, morever in A6 chip it’s working on clocked speed of 1.3 GHz based on dual-core CPU.
A6 Chip processor Including Devices
- iPhone 5 & iPhone 5C
Updation of A6 Chip Procesor
In the end of the year, Apple launched its update chipset A6X, where it gives twice the performance and upgraded the graphics performance as compared to the predecessor, where it includes quad-core GPU which increases the CPU clock rate to 1.4GHz.
4. Apple A7 Chip processor
In the last of the year 2013, Apple launched its another A7 chipset processor which has aims to improve faster CPU & GPU performance, including the first 64 bit CPU Chip through which it can handle a lot more data and increases it’s speed faster.
A7 Chip processor Including Devices
- iPhone 5S
- iPad Air
- iPad Mini2 & 3
5. Apple A8 Chip Processor
Another year apple launched its another chip A8 processor, where it gives higher performance CPU & Graphics as well, and try to maintain the battery life as much possible, to do that it makes smaller transistor and reduces the size of motherboard to increases performance, later on, apple decided to give update of A8 chip to A8X where it removes bugs and improve performance in new iPhones with there release.
Features of Updation Apple A8 chip
- Higher CPU rate to 1.5GHz
- 2nd Generation 64 bit processor
- More battery life
Apple A8 Chip Processor Devices
- iPhone 6 & iPhone 6Plus
- iPod Touch (6th Generation)
6. Apple A9 Chip Processor
In 2015 Apple launched its another newly designed processor where it gives 3rd generation 64-bit chip processor and new and much smaller transistor size to make performance much faster than previous, and gives 50%more graphics speed for gaming and that increases its benchmark score overall, by higher performance in A9 it gives less battery backup to improve it apple decide to launch the update of A9 chip which is A9X, where it gives higher performance and improve battery life and memory as well.
Apple A9 Chip Processor Devices
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6 & iPhone 6S
7. Apple A10 Fusion Chip Processor
In 2016 Apple launched its 10th Apple chipset named as A10 Fusion Chip Processor, where it has two high-performance cores which made by fusion of two high-performance cores with high-efficiency cores, through which it gives 40% extra performance as compare to A9 chip, and in 2017 Apple upgrade its A10 fusion to A10X Fusion, where it increase more powerful CPU and GPU with battery life
Apple A10 Fusion Processor Devices
- iPhone7 & iPhone 7Plus
8. Apple A11 Bionic Chipset
In the end of 2017 apple introduce another chipset named as A11 Bionic Chipset, In which it having two higher performance cores much faster than previous and its majorly 70 % faster than A10 fusion, through which you can do lots of workloads, play games, and do multitasking, Now in 2019 most of latest iPhones are run on A11 bionic chipset to give high performance to devices.
Apple A11 Bionic Chipset Processor Devices
- iPhone 8, iPhone 8Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone 10
9. Apple A12 Bionic Chip Processor
Apple Launched A12 bionic chip in 2018, which claims that its 15% give higher performance & 50% energy power efficient that means it gives iPhone user an longer battery life, A12 Bionic chip is comes with 64 bit ARM-based system through which it gives super fast speed, and newly design GPU for gaming console to give extra performance as compare to A11 bionic.
Apple A12 Bionic Chip Processor Devices
- iPhone XS & Xs max
- iPhone XR
10. Apple A13 Bionic Chip Processor
Here is the latest chipset processor from apple which comes in iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro & max, A13 designed to give ultra-fast chipset, high-performance GPU comes with Hexa core processor which gives clock speed of 2.65GHz that gives lighting fast speed in iPhone.
Apple A13 Bionic Chip Processor Devices
- iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro & Max
Wrapping Up: History Of iPhone processor
Above are the complete details of history of iPhone chip processor, from iPhone launching to currently running processor, every processor of iPhone having advance technology then previous one, and gives faster performance as well, So after reading this article I think you know which processor your iPhone is running, I am curious to know which processor chipset iPhone you are using comment below to tell me.