Report: TSMC will start mass production of the A11 chips for Apple’s iPhone 8

Apple’s chip paver Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) has the mass production of the next Apple -SoC A11 started, as DIGITIMES reports. The chip to power with an OLED display-equipped iPhone 8, which is expected in the autumn as one of three new iPhone models.

 TSMC (image: TSMC) similar to how Samsung’s current flagship mobile processor of Exynos 8895, and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon is 835 also made the Apple A11 in a 10-nanometer process. According to the sources from DIGITIMES, initial production problems were solved in the meantime.

MacRumors related indicates that Apple can be exclusively produce the A11 at TSMC. Production should start already in April, aiming to finish 50 million units by July.

whether the chip is initially exclusive iPhone 8 used or whether Apple has intended him for the S model of the iPhone is unclear yet. Probably is iPad the A11 but also upcoming power models.

the Korean economy Magazine the investor however, reports that Apple has awarded the contract for the 3D-Gesichtserkennungssystem of the iPhone 8 on LG innotek. The daughter of Samsung competitors LG should have invested $238.5 million in the expansion of its production and build even a new factory. Apple’s job should, however, have a value of $177 million. Currently, the company manufactures the Dual cores of the iPhone 7 plus.

a 3D-Gesichtserkennung has the advantage, that they not outwit himself with a photo of the user, like this, for example, in the face recognition of Galaxy S8 is possible – why Samsung advertises facial recognition only as a convenience. This however requires a dual camera system on the front that can generate a three-dimensional picture.

the improved face detection is just one of many new features, the Apple is reportedly planning for a “special” anniversary iPhone. This suspected iPhone 8 should have an OLED display for the first time – a technique that uses Apple’s arch rival Samsung for years. Also, Apple should waive the physical home button for the frameless and laterally curved display. Much like Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 + the iPhone 8 should integrate the fingerprint scanner in the rear side of the housing. The positioning of the scanner on the back next to the camera is regarded as the most important point of criticism on Samsung’s current flagship models.


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