The launch of Apple iPhone 7 is only 2 months away, and we assume it’s already in mass production. However, we do look more forward to the next-generation iPhone 8, which is said to bring revolutionary changes and upgraded components. Our source has confirmed that the A11 chip which is going to power the iPhone 8 will be manufactured by TSMC alone.
The iPhone 7 will use the A10 chips, most of which are based on TSMC’s 16nm processing technology. We reported the other day that TSMC had 10nm chips taped out for three clients, and it’s believed that Apple was included.
According to TSMC’s plan, the 10nm node will enter mass production in Q1 next year, which will be on track for A11 chip in the iPhone 8.