iPhone 7 processor, the Apple A10, to be exclusively manufactured by TSMC?
The new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are powered by Apple’s 64-bit A9 chip, with the embedded M9 motion coprocessor, which makes it almost certain that next year’s smartphones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (if Apple maintains its naming convention and product line-up) will be powered by Apple’s A10 chip. According to a recent report, mass production for the Apple A10 chip will start in March of 2016.
The information has been published by Chinese publication Commercial Times, and cited by DigiTimes, and the report also includes the name of the manufacturer. TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) is reportedly the exclusive manufacturer of Apple’s A10 chip, the iPhone 7 processor, built using the 16nm FinFET process technology.
The report also claims that TSMC has managed to also secure half of the Apple A9 chip orders from the Cupertino-based company, but the chip-maker declined to comment on the information.