TSMC starts Apple A12 chip production, Samsung not far behind with its own 7nm design

The 7nm-based Apple A12 processor expected to power those three next-gen iPhones in the fall has reportedly entered mass production at TSMC. Meanwhile, Samsung is getting close to manufacturing its own 7nm chip for 2019 flagship Androids.

TSMC is again the odds-on favorite for the entire Apple A12 SoC’s production

The Apple A12 processor expected to power all three 2018 iPhone X sequels might be built entirely by TSMC after all, with Samsung reportedly out of contention.

Next-gen iPad Pros will reportedly use 7nm-based Apple A11X Bionic SoC with octa-core CPU

The next-gen Apple A11X chip is expected to bring a slew of important improvements to the 2018 iPad Pro lineup, octa-core CPU included.

Apple’s iPhone X packs slightly larger battery than iPhone 8 Plus, same 3GB RAM

Mum was always going to be the official word, but luckily, China’s FCC equivalent is much more forthcoming about iPhone X battery and RAM details.

iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus names practically confirmed, alongside a flurry of new and old specs and features

Apple can’t stop the software leaks revealing essentially everything about upcoming hardware, including the camera specs and RAM of the iPhone X and 8.

If you enjoy components porn, this post about the iPhone 7s is for you

If you live for pictures of logic boards and silicon, — not silicone — then we have something more exciting than the pants on fire iPhone 8 speculation.

Apple A11 leaked on Weibo: “You know nothing about performance!”

The Chinese social platform plays host to a post about the A11 chipset and the boastful claim that it will outdo all other chips for at least a year.

TSMC in full production mode on chipsets slated for iPhone 8, Huawei Mate 10

Both the Kirin 970 for the Huawei Mate 10 and the Apple A11 for the fall’s new iPhones are being made with 10nm fabrications.

Samsung is back in contention to split Apple A12 SoC production for 2018 iPhones with TSMC

The A11 isn’t out yet, but we’re already seeing rumors of Apple A12 chip manufacturing. Samsung and TSMC may need to share Cupertino’s 2018 business.

Yup, that’s a tiny 10nm-based TSMC A10X chip inside the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro

One of the reasons Apple needed so much time to launch the long-rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro is likely this super-small TSMC-made A10X SoC.

The fix is in for on-screen Touch ID on the iPhone 8 and other things

TSMC told press at a forum that it’s working with Apple on the A11 chipset that will be in the iPhone 8 and have also talked about other specs.

With problems cleared up, Apple orders A11 chips from TSMC for iPhone 8

The processor inside the next iPhone is getting made right now. Also being made are processors for some Android phones, too.

TSMC churns up Apple A11 production for the iPhone 8

The chipset is finally getting ready for mass production and just in time, too. There’s going to be a swell of demand for a pricey iPhone 8.

TSMC not in trouble with 10nm fab, or at least that’s what the company says

The first 10nm chips are expected to go into Apple’s new iPads that are rumored set for a launch early next year. And rumors have plagued them.

Low TSMC 10nm chip yields could ‘disrupt’ early 2017 iPad release schedule

Longtime Apple partner TSMC is reportedly having trouble ramping up 10nm chip production, possibly leading to 2017 iPad upgrade delays.

Betting the iPhone chips: Intel wants TSMC’s contracts by 2019

Industry sources say that Intel could be on a roll with its ARM-based chipsets. So much so, it may be even possible to get them in iPhones as early as 2018.

ARM-based Intel chips could make it to future iPhones

This week, Intel announced that it would be making smartphone chips based on ARM’s designs. Can it get a piece of Apple’s iPhone pie?

No 2017 ‘Chipgate’ in the making, as TSMC will likely build iPhone 8’s A11 SoCs by itself

Apple will likely put all its trust in TSMC as far as both A10 and A11 chip manufacturing is concerned for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 respectively.

Apple A11 chip design currently getting finalized by TSMC

The Taiwanese chip manufacturer seems to have extended its monopoly producing processors for Apple’s iPhone for another year. That’s if rumors are believed.