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The iPhone 8 might be powered with an A11 processor

04 September 2017 - 14:50


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Images have leaked recently suggesting that the upcoming iPhones will be powered with an A11 series chip. According to MacRumors, the chip relies on a 10-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process that has been introduced by the exclusive supplier of the A11 series chip - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

It was reported that the new supplier, TSMC secured the exclusive deal with Apple last year due to the "advanced device packaging techniques, capable of higher-width memory buses and lower-power operation." says MacRumors.

The leaks posted by Slash Leaks features a blurry image of the front and back of the A11 processor chip, which will be used in all upcoming models by Apple, from the iPhone 8 to iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus.

The new A11 processor will be faster and more power efficient that the A10 chips used in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Resulting in improved speed of the overall performance, better battery life, and enough power to support new features such as 3D facial scanning.

Mashable states the leaks could indicate that production of the new smartphone's by Apple is shortly underway. Which means despite the rumours of Apple facing production delays, with recent reports and surfacing of the images could mean that the company is back on mass production, to launch in September.

We have been seeing plenty of leaks regarding the new iPhone models; specifically the iPhone 8. It is expected that the iPhone 8 will be a completely redesigned version, with a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display with the home button reportedly placed inside the screen or on the side along with the power button. Moreover, the upcoming models are said to come in just three colours; white, black, and gold (copper-ish gold), with the rose gold and space grey option no longer available.

Nevertheless, we will just have to wait till Apple actually releases the phones to find out how much of the leaks are true.


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