Company TSMC has already received orders for the production of single-chip systems according to the norms of 10-nanometer of technological process from Apple. Last week there was a rumor that the Taiwanese manufacturer is unable to cope with the volume of orders, therefore, the cupertinos will receive their products later than planned. The press service of the TSMC hastened to comment on this information, completely refuting it.
According to the head of Department on public relations of the company to Elizabeth sun, the release of 10-nm single-chip systems is progressing on schedule. Income from their sales will be first recorded in the first quarter of next year. The top Manager also added that the 10-nm processors will provide only about 1% of the total income that the company expects to receive in the first quarter of 2017.
Last week, the sources said TSMC has encountered a lower than expected level of yield using 10-nm technology, which can affect the timing of release of new Apple tablets.
TSMC needs to start production on a 10-nm process chips for Apple A10X iPad next generation, but the timing of the announcement of new products allegedly could be revised due to problems with the release of 10-nm processors. For smartphones iPhone series 8 release 10-nm processors Apple A11 is scheduled to commence in the second quarter of 2017, and it is difficult to judge how the current situation will affect Apple’s plans.
According to sources, soon to be released in early 2017 10.5-inch iPad cupertinos the company size will fit the current 9.7 inch iPad Pro, but it will get the display “edge to edge” and get rid of the home button. What is the goal in this case is pursuing Apple – change plays a purely aesthetic role, or has some practical value – and the plans to replace the Home button (a virtual button or additional gestures), is unknown.
It is expected that together with 10.5-inch iPad debuts 7.9-inch iPad Pro, which will replace in the line iPad mini 4.