Date: Thursday, February 11th, 2016, 08:19
Category: Hardware, iPhone, News, Processors
It looks like TSMC will be taking on the full manufacturing load for the iPhone 7’s processor.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company announced that they’ve reached a deal to produce the A10 processor and will most likely use a 10-nanometer manufacturing process. Full production is slated to begin in June.
Along with the 10-nanometer production process, TSMC is said to have beaten out rival Samsung for the contract given its better power performance and efficiency.
Apple used both Samsung and TSMC to manufacture the chips for the iPhone 6s, which caused some controversy as early benchmarks indicated that TSMC’s A9 chip outperformed Samsung’s in battery life. Apple revealed that, according to its internal testing, the variance in performance was only 2 to 3 percent.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets are expected to debut in September and leaked details have mentioned a flush rear camera and a lack of antenna bands on its back as well as a dual-lens camera system and that it may be waterproof and not have a headphone jack.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.