iPhone 15 Pro To See A Performance Boost Thanks To This A17 Bionic Chip Feature

The iPhone 15 Pro has been rumored to be powered by the next-generation 3-nanometer Apple A17 Bionic chip. Now, a new rumor suggests that Apple Inc. AAPL could pack in an extra GPU core, bumping up the performance over its predecessor.

What Happened: According to a new rumor by leaker @URedditor, the iPhone 15 Pro's A17 Bionic chip is expected to feature an extra GPU core, while the CPU's clock speed could be bumped up.

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The leaker in question has a decent track record with Apple leaks, so there is some credence to this new leak. The A17 Bionic chip is expected to power the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, while the standard iPhone 15 models will likely feature last year's A16 Bionic chip.

While this segregation is not new, we now have some finer details about what the A17 Bionic chip could offer.

The leak suggests that in terms of CPU performance, the A17 Bionic chip could offer a 15-20% increase in performance over the A16 Bionic.

On the graphics front, Apple is reportedly throwing in an extra GPU core, which should help increase the performance. On the other hand, TSMC's 3nm node should help maintain the performance without impacting efficiency.

Same RAM As iPhone 14 Pro: Alongside this, the leaker also says that the iPhone 15 Pro could have 6GB of RAM, the same as the iPhone 14 Pro.

Previous reports had suggested that we could see 8GB of RAM on the iPhone 15 Pro, but this leaker counteracts those reports, saying they have "only seen 6GB so far". However, they note that 8GB is not entirely impossible, so we must wait and watch how it unfolds.

The iPhone 15 launch event is expected to be on September 12, aligning with previous reports of US carriers asking their employees to be in attendance for a "major smartphone launch".

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