A new leak is giving us our very first glimpse of the Apple A11 chipset which is expected to be powering the iPhone 8. There’s no evidence to suggest that these images are real, so we’re taking it with a grain of salt for now. The images are blurry, although the first image clearly shows the A11 marker along with the customary Apple logo.
It’s not known as to where these pictures come from, but it could be from an assembly unit like Foxconn. TSMC is the exclusive manufacturer of Apple’s A series chipsets for this year’s iPhones. The company is using a 10-nanometer FinFET process for the new chip. The processor is expected to be more powerful and efficient compared to the A10 from the iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus.
There were reports talking about Samsung potentially taking some of the responsibility from TSMC starting next year, although there’s no confirmation of this as of yet. We have come across conflicting reports about Samsung’s future involvement, so we can’t say anything conclusively at this point.
Apple’s new A11 chipset is also going to power the iPhone 7s and the 7s Plus, so it doesn’t seem like Apple will keep this chip limited to the iPhone 8. In addition to the new chipset, the iPhone 8 is expected to pack an all-glass body to accommodate wireless charging. On the security side of things, Apple is expected to use a new face scanning tech, known as Face ID. This technology is expected to replace Touch ID in the years to come.
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