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iPhone 14 Rumors

iPhone 14 might get a major chip upgrade, according to reports

June 18th, 2021

The iPhone’s most important competitive advantage over Android rivals remains Apple’s custom silicon. Every year, benchmark and real-time use comparisons highlight the iPhone’s considerable advantage over same-year devices. And it’s often that the previous-generation iPhone version is the second-best alternative when it comes to power. For example, tests last year showed the iPhone 12’s A14 …

iPhone X2 2018 chip processor TSMC

Apple partner TSMC has started production of next-gen chips that will power Apple’s new iPhone

April 25th, 2018

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, a company that has fabricated the A-series chips in Apple’s iPhones and iPads for years, has officially started volume production of chips using its next-gen 7nm process. Anandtech says that TSMC president C.C.Wei formally announced the news on a conference call with financial analysts last week, corroborating a report from Digitimes that indicated the same …

iPhone X 2018 Rumors

This year’s iPhone X successor might might not outsell the original

January 19th, 2018

A few days after a report said that iPhone parts suppliers are expecting Apple to reduce orders for the current quarter, one of Apple’s most important clients went on record to say that sales of high-end smartphones will decline flat this year. That client is TSMC, which happens to be the exclusive provider of the …

iPhone 8 Rumors: 10nm Processor

Looking forward to the iPhone 8? We have good news

December 28th, 2016

A report said a few days ago that poor yields for 10nm chips might impact the launch of several high-profile smartphones next year, including next-gen iPads and iPhones. TSMC was one of the companies that was supposedly experiencing difficulties with 10nm chip production. But the company has now refuted the claim, suggesting that everything is moving forward on schedule.

iPhone 8 Rumors: 10nm A11 Processor

The iPhone 8’s speedy processor will just be the beginning

December 8th, 2016

Apple might be designing the A10 Fusion chip that goes into the iPhone 7, but it’s TSMC that manufactures it for the company, and the Taiwanese giant is rumored to be the only supplier of iPhone 8 chips next year. TSMC is fighting for the lucrative Apple deal with Samsung — the two shared A9 …

iPhone 8 Rumors: A11 Chip

The iPhone 8 will probably have the best mobile processor in the world

November 29th, 2016

Apple is winning the mobile chip battle so far, with rivals trailing behind the iPhone when it comes to performance. It certainly helps that Apple develops its own silicon and optimizes the software to ensure a smooth iOS experience. Come next year, a new generation of mobile processors will arrive, and the iPhone 8’s chip …

iPhone 8 A11 Processor

Samsung won’t be producing any chips for the iPhone 8

July 18th, 2016

A new report from the Economic Daily News (via Digitimes) relays that Apple has tapped Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to be the exclusive supplier of A11 chips for the company’s 2017 iPhone, a device that might very well be called the iPhone 8. TSMC is already rumored to be the exclusive supplier of A10 chips for …