A10 Processor For iPhone 7 To Be Manufactured Solely By TSMC

Apple got hold for a March 15th media event and not probably will see the iPhone 7 launch, but expected to introduce 4-inch iPhone 5se, followed by the iPad Air 3 and some new bands for its Apple Watch. But according to a new report, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) comes to scene, as it reached a deal with Apple to be the only manufacturer for the iPhone 7’s processor, likely be called the A10 chip.


If you look at the past, TSMC won over Apple pretty largely because of its 10-nanometer manufacturing process. The A10 chip will reportedly go into full production in June, which should be integrated into iPhone 7 for the September launch event date.

Reports surfaced from The Electronic Times, saying this. While TSMC’s 10-nanometer process is one reason the company was awarded with a deal over rival Samsung, anothe possibility has still to do with the Cupertino-based company’s more advanced device packaging techniques, which certainly allow for better power performance and efficiency.

For iPhone 6s, Apple has although used both Samsung and TSMC manufactured chipsets, which caused some controversy as early benchmarks indicated that TSMC’s A9 chip outperformed Samsung’s in battery life. As per internal testing, Apple revealed that the variance in performance was only 2 to 3 percent.

The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are afterall expected to make its debut in September, and new details on these devices have been steadily dripping out. If you consider this, as last week we shared details on the phone’s design, including that it would have a flush rear camera and a lack of antenna bands on its back, then. Other rumors also indicate that the 7 Plus may feature a dual-lens camera system and still be a waterproof and definitely don’t have a headphone jack.

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