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iPhone 8 10nm A11 Chip Enters Mass Production at TSMC

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According to a new report from DigiTimes, via AppleInsider, the iPhone 8 10nm A11 chip has entered mass production at TSMC. Apparently, TSMC is using the same 10-nanometer FinFET manufacturing technique that is also being used to make the A10X chips for the current 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. The A10X is thought to be the first chip to be produced using the technique.

In comparison, the A10 that is used in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models uses a 16-nanometer design. The new version should have better performance and power efficiency in a very similar-sized package.

The new iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models are also expected to have the A11 chip, as well as wireless charging. Unlike the iPhone 8, however, the two LCD models are expected to still have physical home buttons and Touch ID, while the iPhone 8 is expected to have a virtual home button and 3D facial recognition.

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Source: TSMC in mass production of 10nm 'A11' chips for Apple's 'iPhone 8'
 

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