iPhone 16 is expected to arrive next year equipped with an upgraded microphone that is designed to significantly improve the Siri experience.
In a blog post, Kuo revealed the results of his most recent industry study, which suggests that Apple‘s upcoming devices will “feature a significant upgrade in microphone specifications”. The signal-to-noise ratio would be the area where the microphone’s specs would benefit the most (SNR).
According to Kuo, the replacement mics in the iPhone 15 will cost at least 100–1500% more on average. Since AAC has a smaller revenue scale, it is anticipated that it will gain more from this increase with a comparable shipment allocation.
Kuo believes that when AI gadgets continue to gain popularity in the consumer electronics sector, more Apple goods and high-end Android phones will probably follow suit and improve their mics. It is anticipated that both AAC and Goertek would see significant growth from this trend.