Apple has finally started work on the next-generation processor for the Apple iPhone 8. As per the recent report, Apple has placed the order for the new chips with TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company).
TSMC has been a supplier of the Apple Chips along with other manufacturers, including Samsung. Samsung also has in the past worked on Apple A9 processor while the last years Apple A10 processor was made by TSMC.
The Apple A10 processor is one of the fastest chips on the block, and the new A11 will smoke most of the other processors when it is available. It is expected to have much faster single core performance when compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. On Multi-Core it will match or slightly exceed the performance of SD 835.
TSMC will manufacture the processor with the advanced 10 Nm process similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Samsung Exynos 8895 used in the Samsung S8 and S8+.
There was some news about issues of stacking components which is resolved, and production is on as reported by MacRumors.
Taiwan-based, TSMC was able to grow its revenue to record 29.6 Billion dollars last year as it was the sole producer of Apple A10 chips.
Apple Invests $200 Million in Corning and Gorilla Glass Technology
In another exciting development, Apple has to invest $200 million in Corning and Gorilla Glass technology. Apple is said to have kept a fund of $1 billion aside to invest in R&D in its supply chain.
It is dual reward strategy for Apple as they will be able to generate more employment in the US. Corning is headquartered in the US and is a US based company. An agenda which is also pushed by current President Donald Trump.
Secondly, the investment in the supply chain will help Apple have more control over the suppliers and get the best technological advancements ahead of the competition.
Corning is a great example of a supplier that has continued to innovate and they are one of Apple’s long-standing suppliers. This partnership started 10 years ago with the very first iPhone, and today every customer that buys an iPhone or iPad anywhere in the world touches glass that was developed in America. ~ Apple shared in a statement.
Apple will be launching the new iPhone 8 in fall this year and is expected to come with a lot of intriguing features with the major upgrade as this is 10th year anniversary for iPhone.