The manufacturer of processors for iPhone and iPad, the company TSMC will start mass production of next-generation processors in the first quarter of 2017. We are talking about chips manufactured with compliance with the 10-nanometer rules and characterized by increased energy efficiency. It is reported by DigiTimes, citing information obtained from industry sources.
At the enterprises of the Taiwanese brand will be organized a mass production of 10-nm processors Apple A11. It is reported that TSMC has received all orders for the manufacture of these products. The release of small batch Apple A11 can be organized in the second quarter of next year. A11 processors will find application in the smartphone iPhone 8, announcement of which is expected in the second half of 2017.
Next year marks ten years since the market launch of the first iPhone, so still waiting for Apple to introduce the model in a new design with radical changes and technologies. One of the innovations should be a new energy-efficient processor Apple A11. The transition to the technological process of 10-nm does not only increase the performance and density of transistors, which gives the possibility to integrate in the chip more functional blocks, but also reduces the load on the battery of the mobile device. The average reduction of energy consumption will be 35%.
Another innovation of the iPhone 8 will reportedly become a fully glass shell and OLED screen. It became known yesterday that the transition and new display technology may be partial, because the suppliers simply do not cope with the volumes of supply at the initial stage. Apple will release only one special version of the iPhone (presumably the iPhone 8 Plus), which will have an OLED display. The Junior version iPhone 8 will continue to use LCD display.