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Next Year’s iPhone Rumor: A9 Processor Production Scheduled

by Todd Haselton | August 25, 2014August 25, 2014 12:30 pm PST

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Oh no. We’re still flooded in iPhone 6 and iPhone Air rumors ahead of the rumored Sept. 9 announcement and, yet, a rumor for Apple’s 2015 iPhone just crossed the wire. Yep, we’re talking about the phone that might make a debut a year from September, which we’re simply calling the 2015 iPhone to. We have no idea what it might actually be called at this point, though history suggests maybe iPhone 6s.

The news comes from¬†Digitimes, which can be hit or miss when it comes to Apple rumors, and suggests that Apple’s processor manufacturing partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will start to build Apple’s A9 chip during the first quarter of 2015. Apparently Apple has pushed TSMC to move production up a quarter;¬†Digitimes said the original plan was to get production underway during the second quarter of next year.

We’re still waiting to hear what Apple’s A8 processor, which is likely to make its debut in the iPhone 6, iPhone Air (or iPhone 6L) and Apple’s fresh batch of iPads, will offer. Earlier this morning we received word that Apple may launch a new Phosphorus co-processor, the successor to the M7 chip introduced last year, and that it will include some sort of health-based tracking focus.

The iPhone 6S, or whatever it is called, is so far off right now that it’s far too soon to even predict what it might offer.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...