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The Apple A15 Bionic is a 64-bit ARM-based system on a chip (SoC), designed by Apple Inc. It was announced on September 14, 2021 and released the following September 24th for the 6th-generation iPad mini and the iPhone 13 series.[1]

Design

The A15 contains 6 CPU cores, including 2 high-performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores which provide a 40% performance improvement over the Apple A12. Its 16 Neural Engine cores can perform up to 15.8 trillion operations per second.[1] It operates at 3.2 GHz on the iPhone 13 series and 2.9 GHz on the 6th-generation iPad mini.[2]

The GPU contains 5 cores in the 6th-generation iPad mini, iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. However, the entry-level iPhone 13 and 13 mini are advertised with only 4 GPU cores, indicating the possible use of binning.[1] Benchmarks indicate improved GPU performance over previous generations. However, benchmarks submitted after continued use indicate the presence of throttling.[3]

Products with the Apple A15

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Apple Event — September 14 by Apple, YouTube. 2021-09-14.
  2. Everything We Know About the 2022 iPad Air Coming in March by Juli Clover, MacRumors. 2022-02-07.
  3. 'iPhone 13' A15 chip performance continues dominance over Android rivals by Wesley Hilliard, AppleInsider. 2021-09-06.

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