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Next Year's iPhone 17 Unlikely to Feature TSMC's First 2nm Chip

Tuesday July 16, 2024 2:13 am PDT by
Reports that next year's iPhone 17 will adopt TSMC's next-generation 2nm process are "fake news," a reputable source of accurate predictions about Apple's plans claimed on Monday. According to a post by Weibo user "Phone Chip Expert," the 2nm process won't go into mass production until the end of 2025. The account holder, who claims to have 25 years of experience in the integrated circuit...
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Apple Reportedly Developing Its Own Custom Silicon for AI Servers

Tuesday April 23, 2024 6:55 am PDT by
Apple is said to be developing its own AI server processor using TSMC's 3nm process, targeting mass production by the second half of 2025. According to a post by the Weibo user known as "Phone Chip Expert," Apple has ambitious plans to design its own artificial intelligence server processor. The user, who claims to have 25 years of experience in the integrated circuit industry, including...
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Report: Touch ID Will Not Return on iPhone 16

Wednesday November 22, 2023 4:46 am PST by
Apple's iPhone 16 lineup will not see the return of Touch ID fingerprint authentication technology, a new report claims. The information comes from an integrated circuit expert on Weibo with a track record for sharing information about Apple's plans. In a new post, they explained that most of the equipment originally used to manufacture the chips required for the iPhone's version of ‌Touch ID‌...
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Apple Looking to Save Space in Future iPhones With Thinner Circuit Boards

Tuesday September 26, 2023 6:42 am PDT by
Apple will begin using a new material to make its printed circuit boards thinner starting next year, according to a source with a good track record. Apple will reportedly switch to using resin coated copper (RCC) foil as a new printed circuit board (PCB) material in 2024. The change will apparently allow Apple to make its PCBs even thinner. Current iPhone PCBs are made from a flexible copper ...
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iPhone 16 to Feature First A-Series Chip Designed Specifically for Standard Models

Monday September 25, 2023 6:14 am PDT by
The A17 chip designed for the iPhone 16 and ‌iPhone 16‌ Plus will be made using a fundamentally different manufacturing process to the A17 Pro in the iPhone 15 Pro to cut costs, according to a rumor that has now been clarified by a reliable source. A Weibo user who claims to be an integrated circuit expert with 25 years of experience working on Intel's Pentium processors was first to float...
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Apple Reportedly Planning to Switch Technology Behind A17 Bionic Chip to Cut Costs Next Year

Friday June 23, 2023 7:27 am PDT by
The A17 Bionic chip initially used in the iPhone 15 Pro and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max later this year will fundamentally differ from a version of the same chip set to be manufactured in 2024, a new rumor claims. The A17 Bionic is expected to be Apple's first chip manufactured with a 3nm fabrication process, resulting in major performance and efficiency improvements over the 5nm technique used for...
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Apple Reportedly Planning to Limit iPhone 15's USB-C Port in the Same Way as Lightning

Friday February 10, 2023 2:59 am PST by
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro's USB-C port and accompanying charging cables will feature a Lightning-like authenticator chip, potentially limiting their functionality with Apple-unapproved accessories, a rumor shared on Weibo suggests. The rumor declares that Apple has developed its own variant of USB-C for this year's ‌iPhone 15‌ lineup and comes from a user who claims to be an...
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'iPhone 7' Rumored to Be Waterproof, Possibly Adopt Non-Metallic Casing Material

Monday September 28, 2015 5:18 am PDT by
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus was just released in first-wave launch countries around the world last Friday, but a few new rumors about the 2016 "iPhone 7" have begun to surface online this morning. According to a source from the Chinese social media site Weibo (via Mac Otakara) [Google Translate], the next version of the iPhone will have a strengthened, waterproof frame and may ditch a...