Geez, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s haven’t even launched yet and we’re already getting dropped into iPhone 7 rumors. The cycle never stops, folks. The latest suggests that Apple has already placed orders for the next-generation A10 processor that will power the iPhone 7.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are powered by the still-new A9 chip, which was manufactured by Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). DigiTimes says that TSMC is going to be the “exclusive” provider of the A10 chip when production kicks off in March of next year.
That sounds somewhat fishy, primarily because Apple added Samsung back into the fold this year because TSMC allegedly couldn’t build enough chips fast enough for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch.
The A10 chip will allegedly be manufactured using 16nm FinFET process technology, DigiTimes said. No word yet on what kind of features Apple’s iPhone 7 will pack, and we won’t even begin to speculate.