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2018 iPad Pro A11X Bionic to pack this much power in a tiny chip

2018 iPad Pro A11X Bionic to pack this much power in a tiny chip

Ever since Apple went into the business of making mobile processors for itself, it has adopted a sort of tick-tock rhythm like Intel. It announces a new AN process in a new iPhone to be followed by a new ANX chip for an iPad, specifically an iPad Pro. With the iPhone 8 and iPhone X running on a spanking new A11 Bionic processor, it’s expected that the next iPad Pro will have an A11X Bionic in turn. What wasn’t expected until now is just how powerful and how small it would be.

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Apple visiting Foxconn as iPhone X production strains

Apple visiting Foxconn as iPhone X production strains

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou was tipped to host a visit from Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams in Taiwan later this week. Williams is reportedly visiting Taiwan for the 30th anniversary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), with an event taking place on October 23rd. It is likely Foxconn's assembly of the iPhone X and potential supply constraints will be on the table during the chat between the company executives.

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iPhone 2018: Samsung chip win leak comes under attack

iPhone 2018: Samsung chip win leak comes under attack

When it comes to making the beating heart of the iPhone, competition between chip-makers is fierce, and 2018 looks set to be no different. Despite reports that Samsung will sneak back into the 2018 iPhone as the manufacturer of the Apple A12, there are now conflicting claims that, in reality, another Apple partner will get the coveted - and lucrative - spot. Chatter from Taipei suggests that it's in fact TSMC that will seal the deal.

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Apple’s 2018 iPhone’s key parts may be made by its arch-rival

Apple’s 2018 iPhone’s key parts may be made by its arch-rival

Samsung will once again produce the processors Apple needs for the company's best selling product according to a report from Korea. This move would place Samsung's chipmaking factories back in line with iPhone hardware after losing their contract with Apple to TSMC in the year 2013. That was a chip contract loss for the history books.

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Low 10nm processor yields could delay high-end smartphone

Low 10nm processor yields could delay high-end smartphone

Newer doesn’t always mean better, especially when it actually makes things worse. For all the benefits that the new 10 nm FinFET manufacturing process has for making silicon, it could put a dent in the schedule of smartphone makers in the long run. Sources are now reporting that the yields for 10 nm chips are lower than expected and it is causing smartphone manufacturers to delay shipments of their smartphones to late in the second quarter, perhaps even later.

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iPhone 6s battery life doesn’t vary between different chips, says Consumer Report

iPhone 6s battery life doesn’t vary between different chips, says Consumer Report

It's rather common with new iPhone launches for there to be a shortage of the devices leaving a number of folks who want them unable to purchase. The delay with some previous models was in getting enough chips to power the smartphones. To eliminate that issue with the new iPhone 6s launch, Apple is using chips from two different makers- Samsung and TSMC.

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Qualcomm tipped to be eying Samsung fabs for next chips

Qualcomm tipped to be eying Samsung fabs for next chips

In the tech industry, the term "frenemies" isn't entirely new. Companies that lambast each other in public usually have quieter, friendly deals in some corners. Despite the almost toxic rivalry between Apple and Samsung, the Korean manufacturer has been, at several points in time, a supplier of components for Cupertino's devices. And now, despite the perceived tension between Qualcomm and Samsung, the San Diego, California chip maker is now rumored to be looking at Samsung's foundries for making its next high-end chip, the Snapdragon 820.

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Report: Samsung, TSMC will share iPhone 6S’ A9 chipset duties

Report: Samsung, TSMC will share iPhone 6S’ A9 chipset duties

Next year, Apple is expected to produce iterative updates to their existing hardware lineup. In these new devices, Apple will also bring a new chipset, as they’re wont to do. While Samsung was previously mentioned as being a big part of the process, producing the incoming A9 chipset, it seems they may have been outclassed. A new report out of Taiwan notes that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be awarded the bulk of Apple’s A9 business, leaving Samsung playing second fiddle.

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Samsung will make Apple A8 processors along with TSMC tips report

Samsung will make Apple A8 processors along with TSMC tips report

The relationship between Samsung and Apple is interesting to say the least. The two firms are fighting in courts as we speak over patent infringement and other things. While the firms fight for dominance in court and the smartphone industry, Apple pays Samsung huge amounts of money to build processors for its smartphones.

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Apple’s A8 SoC tipped to be made by TSMC

Apple’s A8 SoC tipped to be made by TSMC

Further feeding the rumors surrounding Apple's next chip, Taiwanese media are reporting that the privilege of manufacturing the A8 has been awarded to TSMC. This creates a further gap between Apple and frenemy Samsung, who is gradually losing its grip on Apple's chip making needs.

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Apple’s iPhone 6S could have a Samsung A9 heart (sorry TSMC)

Apple’s iPhone 6S could have a Samsung A9 heart (sorry TSMC)

Apple is said to be using Samsung to build the A9 mobile chips for the iPhone and iPad in 2015, another sign that the firm's attempts to extricate itself from its rival's production expertise are struggling. Although Apple had switched to TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing) for its A-series chip production starting in 2014, according to The Korea Economic Daily it's Samsung's expertise in 14nm manufacturing that has won back Apple's business.

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HTC and TSMC talks tipped for Panasonic smartphone buy-out

HTC and TSMC talks tipped for Panasonic smartphone buy-out

Panasonic isn't just looking to get out of the plasma TV business but to shed its little-loved smartphone division too, Japanese reports claim, with HTC and chip fab TSMC tipped as potential bedfellows for the mobile team. Having seen its ELUGA range of waterproof phones fail to gain traction, Panasonic is considering shedding the ailing division altogether, the Sankei Shimbun reports, with insiders pointing to some unexpected interest.

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