Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) who is the primary manufacturer of Apple’s chipset has now reportedly received a mass production order from the US-based firm for the A11 chip. The upcoming iPhone 7S and 7S Plus along with the much hyped iPhone 8 (10th-anniversary edition) are likely to be powered by the new A11 chip. Last year’ Apple’s A10 chip outgunned Snapdragon 820 and 821 and the story is likely to continue this year as well. Apple A11 chip is expected to be more powerful than Snapdragon 835 or even Samsung’s Exynos 8895 chip.
As for the A11 chip mass production, Digitimes quoted that – “TSMC has begun 10nm chip production for Apple’s next-generation iPhone 8 series. Production was once affected by issues involving stacking components in the backend integrated fan-out packaging process, but they have already been solved,”
A more powerful chip coupled with a pretty well-optimised software will yet again make the next iPhone rule the performance battle. Else, the real story will come out only when we have the device out in the world for grabs.
Meanwhile, Apple is also likely to begin production of iPhones in India soon. The Cupertino-based giant has set up a facility in Peenya, Bengaluru and Foxconn (Apple’s primary manufacturer for its various components) is taking care of it. Interestingly, the production is set to begin soon as OnLeaks has now reported that Apple has started hiring the team which will work on the initial phase of production. Note that, some reports suggests that this team will actually work on the new iPhones and the production for the same is likely to begin by August. Apple is likely to launch three iPhones this year, of which the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are likely to be announced sometime in September while iPhone 8 might take some while due to some issues with the procurement of some of the components. Further, the US-based manufacturers is also said to be facing difficulties with the fingerprint scanner and wireless charging.