iPhone 9 will become the first iPhone to use 7nm A12 chipset
The report says the 7nm chip will be used for the latest iPhone trilogy debuted this year – 2018.
Apple’s next-generation iPhone ( maybe called iPhone 9 ) will be smaller than its predecessors when it is based on the latest 7nm process from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC).
TSMC has begun mass production of 7nm processors with faster and more efficient processing than the 10nm design (used on the iPhone 8 and X), according to the report.
It also provides faster application download times and longer battery life – which can convince buyers to buy the iPhone instead of the Galaxy S9 or any other device from Apple’s competitors.
With global smartphone sales declining, manufacturers need to find a way to convince users to buy a new device.
While Apple may be able to produce the first phone with a new processor, it is not the only company looking to this. Samsung is expected to use its own 7 nm design on upcoming Galaxy devices, while AMD and Qualcomm are also working on their own 7nm chip technology.
Bloomberg said Apple plans to use the new chip as the official A12 name on the iPhone trio that the company debuted this fall. One of them is the larger version of the iPhone X, while the other is an update to the current iPhone X with ultra-thin bezel. Third party will be a cheaper version than the iPhone X, comes with LCD screen instead of OLED but still holds many similar features.