Types Of Processor Used In iPhones

by Narendra

Here’re different types of processors used in iPhone from 2010 to 2023.

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 increase the performance of the iPhone better than previous, and for now in 2021 iPhone launched its 14 generations operating system named as iOS14, which also made with the vision to make better processor than the previous one.

However with lots of Apple iPhones devices with having different processor used we always curious to know how many processors are iPhone currently running, and what makes it far better than other iPhone processor.

For that Here we’ve compiled the best list of different types of iPhone processors with detail. So no further ado let’s begin.

Types Of Processor Used In iPhone

In the year 2007, apple firstly launched its CPU chipset named “APL0098” which is an ARM-based processing CPU, which includes 412 MHz single CPU and PowerVR MBX Lite GPU after that apple only released three major updates for chips at the end of 2008 to the end of 2009, then finally Apple launched its A series Processors.

A Series Popular Processors Of iPhone

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 has 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)

Read: Types of Processor Used in Smartphones

2. Apple A5 Chip Processor

In the year 2011, apple launched another high-performance chipset “A5 Chip”, as compared to the previous A4 chipset here new generation chipset can give a 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)
  • iPad2
  • Apple T.V ( 3rd Generation)
  • iPod Touch
  • iPad Mini (1stGen)

Updation of A5 Chipset In 2012 & 2013

With the success of the 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 update

  • 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 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 its size 22% to its predecessor, which helps A6 to gain double CPU power, 2X graphics, and iPhone battery life, moreover in A6 chip it’s working on the 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

At the end of the year, Apple launched its updated 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 its speed faster.

A7 Chip processor Including Devices

  • iPhone 5S
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini 2 & 3

5. Apple A8 Chip Processor

Another year apple launched 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 the motherboard to increases performance, later on, apple decided to give an update of A8 chip to A8X where it removes bugs and improves 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 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 10th Apple chipset named as A10 Fusion Chip Processor, where it has two high-performance cores 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 increases more powerful CPU and GPU with battery life.

Apple A10 Fusion Processor Devices

  • iPhone7 & iPhone 7 Plus

8. Apple A11 Bionic Chipset

At 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 it’s 15% give higher performance & 50% energy power efficiency that means it gives iPhone user a longer battery life, A12 Bionic chip comes with 64-bit ARM-based system through which it gives super fast speed, and newly design GPU for a 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

11. Apple A14 Bionic Chip processor [2021 Latest]

Apple A14 Bionic chip is the latest iPhone processor type of 2021, where it first launched in iPad Air and iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 pro Max. As per apple, it performs 40% faster than the A12 chipset. The main highlight of this processor is 16 core neural engine which makes it ten times faster

Wrapping Up: Types Of iPhone Processors {Latest}

Above are the complete details of the history types of iPhone chip processor, from iPhone launching to currently running processor, every processor of iPhone having advanced technology than previous one, and gives a faster performance as well, So after reading this article I think you know which processor your iPhone is running.

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