Blurry Images Allegedly Depict A11 Processor Set to Power 'iPhone 8'

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.

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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11 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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11 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.
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11 months ago
Image isn't blurry enough
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11 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?
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11 months ago

So, what's going to be in the 7S version then? A lower-clocked version of the A11? the A10X?


A10½:cool:
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11 months ago
Must be legit - it's snapped by a potato, albeit a good one at that.
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11 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.
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11 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.


I think the A11 chip will be a significant increase over the A10 in terms of power. Geekbench Scores usually arrive about week or so after the initial launch. Should be interesting to see.
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11 months ago
If it ain't blurry it ain't real.

Its blurry. So. It's real.

And get this. It's going to have a model number one higher than last year. And. No. Come on bear with me here. It'll be faster than last year's too. And more power efficient. Beat that. But here's the best bit - if you cut and past this 'rumour' in two years time but change A11 to A12 then it'll still be relevant. And you won't have to bother reading it. You could use the same time learning how to pronounce Rolled Gold instead of Old Gold. Or Face Grey instead of Space Grey. It's the same things rejigged. And so all that needs to be done is to get you down that phone shop. Mmmmmm. Fool's Gold you say? Hmmmm. Shiny. Twice as fast you say? Ahhh. Yes. Texts do seem snappier. I can't believe people are still using the clunky old A10 chip now. It's so last month. Right. Now. I want no arguments. Here take my credit card. And just give it me back when it's paid for. Just wait til my 'friend's find out my new iPhone has got the snazzy new A11 bad boy in it. How will they know? Don't worry about that. I'll make sure they do within 5 minutes of arrival. ;)
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11 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 :-


That looks absolutely stunning.
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