Claimed Apple A11 chip for iPhone 8 shown on blurry images

Claimed Apple A11 chip for iPhone 8 shown on blurry images
August 21 12:01 2017

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the sole supplier of Apple’s new A11 processor, recently kicked off mass production of the chip and last week leak aggregator SlashLeaks posted a pair of blurry images claiming to depict the new processor.

Fabbed on TSMC’s new ten-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process,

We, of course, can’t vouch for the authenticity of the photos. If you ask me, it could be fake. Why else would anyone bring a phone camera from 1998 to snap a blurry photo of the chip if not to obfuscate any markings?

TSMC is exclusively churning out the A11 chips due to its sophisticated device packaging techniques that have impressed Apple, allowing for a smaller overall package and reduced power consumption while bringing higher-width memory buses.

With an official iPhone 8 introduction but a few weeks away, we’re now at long last starting to see some component leaks. The claimed parts for Apple’s radically redesigned OLED iPhone that have trickled out of assembly plants thus far include an inductive wireless charging printed circuit board, an OLED display assembly as well as Lightning and power flex cables.

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