Apple's rumored iPhone 8 is said to be more powerful than the latest iPhone 7, which is definitely a given. But some newly leaked details have revealed the possible extent of this power-leap. Apple is going to incorporate the iPhone 8 with some super-powerful A11 chips that are developed using a brand-new manufacturing technology. That is according to a new report which claims that Apple has turned to Taiwanese chip producer TSMC for its next generation of iPhone processors.
The new process can go two ways
According to reports, TSMC will be the one to build the iPhone 8's A11 chip on a 10nm manufacturing process, which is more efficient than the 16nm process used for the iPhone 7's A10 chip. With the move to 10nm, more functionalities can be placed onto a single chip, which means we will see either an increase in performance or a reduced power consumption.
The iPhone 8 could bolster its longevity
If Apple is to consider battery life with the A11 chip, it would definitely soothe the woes of many -if not all -iPhone 7 critics that are left unimpressed by the smartphone's longevity. However, battery life is going to be dependent on several factors, which includes the efficiency of the chip, the types of display used, and how well optimized the software is.
All remains a speculation
Either way, the move from 16nm to 10nm has long been rumored for Apple's iPhone 8, so fans could be expecting to see some big things from the new processor. But it's also important to take every information, as of now, with due caution. This is because there are still no verifications with regards to the information, which means there's a chance it could be completely false.
Projected release date
Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone in September of 2017, with the handset rumored to have a major design overhaul. But we will see phones featuring Qualcomm's new chip far earlier, with the first Snapdragon 835 handsets already scheduled to arrive very early next year.