iPhone 2019 Editions Launching Soon Will Have New ‘R1’ Sensor Co-Processor Codenamed ‘Rose’?

The latest Apple iPhone 2019 Edition is about to launch soon. The premium iOS smartphone is expected to pack a unique and powerful new co-processor. The ancillary processor, working alongside the primary A13 chipset is reportedly codenamed “Rose” and “R1”. Both the processor and the co-processor, making their debut in the new Apple iPhones should augment each other in most of the intensive operations while maintaining operational and thermal efficiency.

R1 or Rose Co-Processor To Grant Spatial Awareness To iPhones?

Apple has always been highly secretive about the specifications and features of upcoming Apple iPhones. Moreover, the company rarely, if ever, openly discloses the true performance parameters and intricate details of the CPU, GPU, and NPU of the iPhones, especially before they launch. The possible inclusion of a new co-processor that will help the A13 SoC within the iPhone too, is based on a rumor. Nonetheless, the presence of a new ancillary processor within the latest Apple iPhone makes a lot of sense, especially considering the fact that Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality are gaining prominence. In other words, the upcoming Apple iPhones could have better 3D, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality Performance.

Based on the reports, it is quite likely that Apple’s new coprocessor is quite similar to the existing M-series chips. The M-Series chips are used inside current-generation iPhones and are responsible for all calculations related to the movement and location of the devices. What sets the R1 or Rose co-processor apart is that it can reportedly incorporate data from everything currently supported by M-series alternatives, which includes compass, gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer, and microphones, and combine it with Bluetooth 5.1 features such as Angle of Arrival and Angle of Departure. The co-processor will also support an inertial measurement unit, ultra-wideband, and camera sensor data including motion capture and optical tracking to accurately tell the location and orientation angle of the Apple iPhone. Simply put, the Apple R1 co-processor will know where the iPhone is and should help in accurately locating other synced objects in reference to the smartphone.

Reports also indicate the co-processor works with Apple Tags. These are new Tile-like accessory that’ll help users keep track of their personal belongings via the updated Find My app. The latest Apple iPhone accessory looks like a sleek disc with a single and iconic Apple logo in the center. Apple Tags will reportedly include a handy keyring that users can quickly attach to any object they wish to keep track.

Apple R1 or Rose Co-Processor To Augment Apple A13 Bionic SoC:

The new and soon to launch Apple iPhone 2019 Edition will include the A13 processor. Just like the recently announced Huawei Kirin 990 SoC, the Apple A13 Bionic chipset will be manufactured on the 7nm FinFET manufacturing process. The A13 could sport about 10 percent high clock-speeds than the last year’s A12 Bionic SoC and about 20 percent jump in GPU performance.

Rumors claim the Apple A13 Bionic processor would be physically larger owing to the higher transistor count. The bigger chipset size, despite the shrunken die size, seems rather contradictory. Moreover, with the possible inclusion of the R1 or Rose co-processor, Apple may have attempted to split the chipset into two separate components, and achieved an efficient bifurcation of duties that a traditional smartphone processor has to fulfill.

Apple has traditionally refrained from embedding more RAM within the iPhones. However, owing to several competitors to Apple’s iOS running iPhones packing ever higher RAM quantities within their Android smartphones, Apple may just give in to public demand. Reports confidently indicate the soon to launch iPhone 2019 Edition will include as much as 4GB RAM. The iPhone 11 Pro model may just pack as high as 6GB.

Speaking about the iPhone 2019 Edition models, Apple is expected to ship. The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The latest Apple iPhones should launch this week itself, and shipment should commence next week. Rumors claim the iPhone 11 will sell for $749. Apple will offer the device in green, yellow, blue, red, and lavender colors. The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, on the other hand, could launch at $999 and $1,099 price points respectively. Apple will sell these premium iOS smartphones in Gold, Space Gray, and Silver.

Alap Naik Desai
A B.Tech Plastics (UDCT) and a Windows enthusiast. Optimizing the OS, exploring software, searching and deploying solutions to strange and weird issues is Alap's main interest.

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