As the 2019 iPhones are set to hit the market, the most cutting-edge processor has begun production. The A13 processor will be the fastest chipset yet, and will come with new camera, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality capabilities. Apple has finished designs and mass production is underway. Ahead of their usual September keynote, the A13 will be revealed in its entirety. While there are still details missing about the chipset, it is clear that it will be the fastest and best performing chip around. Here are a few things to expect from the new A13 chipset.
This new feature will allow users to fit people into a photo who were accidentally cut out, which will be enabled the third lens. With an ultra-wide angle sensor, you will be able to take pictures of a larger field of view. The improvement could make sure users don’t miss anything in their photos.
AI-Powered Image Editing
The 7 nanometer architecture of the A12 Bionic processor enabled iPhone users to adjust the background blur of images in Portrait Mode after an image has been taken. There will likely be improvements to this technology.
Apple’s neural engine advancements build a machine learning model to accomplish tasks like editing blur in the background of photos. With the A13, users may be able to retroactively edit the field of view and provide powerful editing tools.
Neural Engine Advances
The Neural Engine advances won’t just improve photos and photo editing, the new A13 chip could have an increase of 40 percent more transistors. Since the A12 was eight times faster than the A11, he leap forward likely won’t be as large, it will probably be 3 to 5 times faster overall. This will enable machine learning, AI, augmented reality, and Siri improvements. Beyond photos, the Neural Engine speed will enable many new features and faster computation.
Increased CPU Performance
Experts aren’t expecting Apple to double their CPU performance again as they did last time around, but there will still be improvements made to enable further capabilities. Apple’s chips are already the best on the market, but if the trends hold they will soon be way ahead of Androids and even most thin laptops. Design changes have enabled low and high-power cores to work together, even if Apple doesn’t add new cores, the A13 performance will likely be the best out there.
The new graphics of the A13 will provide the ability to render 3D scenes and games and use the GPU for complex non-graphic computations like image processing. Often limited by memory bandwidth, if trends continue the 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme Unlimited score of around 4,500. According to the site MoneyPug, a platform to search for mobile phone deals, while this is a significant improvement for Apple, it still won’t be as fast as the least chips from Qualcomm.
As mentioned above, Siri will likely be improved as a part of the A13 Neural Engine. The voice assistant currently needs to route voice commands through machine learning algorithms that are in its servers. While it is unclear if this will occur in the A13 processors, putting these AI models inside the phones themselves would change everything.
Not only will it be able to set a timer, turn on the flashlight, set a reminder, and open apps while offline, it could be able to perform these tasks on Airplane Mode. Apple has previously patented this capability to boost their AI initiatives.
Reverse Wireless Charging
The A13 processor is also in charge of determining which apps get the most battery power. Every new processor brings increased battery life, but reverse wireless changing will use smart battery savings so users aren’t left at zero. Apple is expected to announce wireless charging to their AirPods and Apple Watch on the new iPhone’s back panel. Not only will Apple customers have increased battery life, they will be able transfer it to other devices.
We will have to wait and see all of the new improvements that the A13 chipset processor will have, but it is clear that with each advancement we move towards the future. Each of these improvements working in tandem will lead to increased advancements and new abilities. Each tiny step or giant leap will lead to others. They are never as fast as we want or expect but with faster chipsets more will be possible.