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Apple's 7-nanometer A12 processors for 2018 iPhones reportedly start production

7 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Apple supplier TSMC has started mass production on the processors for this year's lineup of new iPhones, according to Bloomberg. The chip, which is expected to be called the A12, could be the first to use a 7-nanometer process, something the technology industry has been working toward for years.
7nm technology refers to the density of transistors on a chip, though the precise specifications can differ between manufacturers. Using a smaller process allows for chips to be smaller, faster, and more efficient, and over time can lead to cost savings. Current leading processors on smartphones...
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New iPhone 2018's A12 chip reportedly smaller, faster and in-production

New iPhone 2018's A12 chip reportedly smaller, faster and in-production

7 monthes ago   |   By TechRadar

Apple's A12 chip, expected to be at the heart of the new iPhone XI and LCD iPhone 9 for 2018, is now in mass production, according to a new report today. The A12 chipset is said to be faster, yet smaller than previous generation chips, with a 7-nanometer design from Taiwanese supplier TSMC, reports Bloomberg. Its the smaller package that will allow this chip to be more energy efficient versus the 10nm A11 Bionic chip found in the current iPhone X , iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. We saw a similar jump in speed and efficiency when moving from phones with 12nm to 10nm chips a little over a year...
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Apple, TSMC start production of 7nm A12 chips for next iPhones

Apple, TSMC start production of 7nm A12 chips for next iPhones

7 monthes ago   |   By SlashGear

The parade of new Android phones is practically over, save for one or two very late arrivals. In a few months, it will be Apple's turn to make waves in the smartphone market. The 2018 iPhone models aren't due until this fall but it seems that the ball has started rolling for Apple's next triplet. According to sources, Taiwan Semiconductor...
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Next-gen Apple iPhone chips reportedly already in production - CNET

Next-gen Apple iPhone chips reportedly already in production - CNET

7 monthes ago   |   By CNET

The 7-nanometer design is also on Samsung's to-do list.
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