“One of the first rumors regarding the next-gen iPhone has just hit us,” Peter K. reports for PhoneArena.
“According to Commercial Times, a Chinese newspaper, the Taiwan-based TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) will be the exclusive manufacturer behind Apple’s next mobile chipset, the Apple A10 SoC,” Peter K. reports. “According to the rumor mill, it will be a 64-bit chip based on TSMC’s in-house 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, while the WLP (wafer-level packaging) of the chip will also be TSMC’s own backend integrated fan-out (InFO) one.”
“Interestingly, a few months ago we told you that TSMC is testing its own 10nm chips that would give it advantage over Samsung in the race for more Apple A10 orders,” Peter K. reports. “We don’t know whether TSMC’s tests have been successful – if they have been, it might be speculated that the Apple A10 could turn out to be a 10nm chipset.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’ve heard this one many times before, so take it with much salt.