The iPhone 8 is still months away from its rumored release date. According to earlier claims, the tenth anniversary iPhone will be unveiled in September and come only as a limited release during the first month. However, it looks like Apple is going full throttle with the manufacturing process of the next iPhone.
According to Digitimes, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is now at the next phase of production for the Apple A11 chip. Starting April, TSMC will start mass producing the said ARM processors that will later power the iPhone 8.
The report also mentioned that Apple’s main chip supplier is targeting a full production run of 50 million units by the end of July. Furthermore, it also set a target of 100 million A11 chips by the end of 2017.
The A11 chip, is Apple’s next generation ARM processor for the iPhone 8. It will be manufactured under the same processing node other 10nm FinFET processors such as the Mediatek Helio and HiSilicon Kirin.
Unfortunately, not a lot of details are known about the next A11 chip from Apple. So far, the current A10 Fusion chip is built with a total of four cores per die. As for the A11, Apple has been mum even on the core count of the said processor. However, there is a big chance that it will be an eight-core system due to the fact that its counterparts are now using the said number of cores.
Even though the chip is now being produced, experts still believe that the iPhone 8 will be released in September on limited availability. This is mainly because a lot of new technology has been put in the new phone.
Apart from the new processor, it will also include an OLED display and a plethora of new features. These features, according to analysts, are what will drive the iPhone 8’s price to more than $1,000. For more updates on the iPhone 8, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.