Apple is mulling to either rope in its biggest rival Samsung or PC microprocessors manufacturer Intel for making its top-of-the-line “A13” chip for iPhone models in 2019. The iPhone-maker is likely to stick with 7-nanometer chipset designs for 2019 iPhone and iPad processors.
“Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) enjoyed the benefits of being the go-to pick for chipmaking. But the 7+ nanometer processor with ‘Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography’ won’t be integrated by TSMC so quickly. Samsung could achieve integration sooner and win Apple’s business,” TechnoBuffalo reported late on Monday.
As for this year’s models, TSMC would continue to be the iPhone-maker’s primary supplier. The “A12” chip which is a 7nm-based chip, has entered mass production and is expected to make its way inside three new iPhone models scheduled to be released this fall.
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