Images purporting to show the A11 series chip that will power the upcoming "iPhone 8" emerged online today, suggesting that Apple's processor is already making its way through iPhone assembly plants.

All iPhone models coming in the fall are expected to use the A11 chip, including the iterative "S" cycle upgrades to Apple's existing 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones. The processor relies on a new 10-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process introduced by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the sole supplier of the new chip.

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Images via Slashleaks

TSMC was said to have reached the exclusive deal with Apple last year thanks to its advanced device packaging techniques, capable of higher-width memory buses and lower-power operation.

As such, the A11 processor will be faster and likely more power efficient than the current A10 found in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, translating to speedier overall performance and better battery life for the upcoming devices.

Apple has a major redesign in store for the iPhone 8, which will feature a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display that does away with the Home button, and a new facial recognition system that may well replace its Touch ID fingerprint authentication.

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Top Rated Comments

Sunny1990 Avatar
85 months ago
This chip is going to be a powerhouse, Can't wait to see A11 running into the heart of iPhone 8.

Beautiful render of iPhone 8 in blush Gold :-


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chriscrk Avatar
85 months ago
The new A11 will make the new iPhone faster and less power hungry?

And it's already being produced a few weeks ahead of launch?

Interesting. Would have never expected this.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aluminum213 Avatar
85 months ago
Image isn't blurry enough
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justperry Avatar
85 months ago
So, what's going to be in the 7S version then? A lower-clocked version of the A11? the A10X?
A10½:cool:
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BornAgainMac Avatar
85 months ago
Apple never lags behind with old CPUs for the iPhone and they sell a lot of iPhones. I wonder if this would help Apple sell more Macs if they didn't try to sell Macs with older components?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Saipher Avatar
85 months ago
The A11 chip is going to be a beast, specially since the new iPhone's main focus this year will be AR. I'm always amazed on how much faster the newer chips are when compared to previous versions.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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