This year's iPhones will again receive the Apple A12 processors, exclusively prepared by TSMC. Earlier rumors indicated that Samsung still has a chance, but it looks like the Koreans will be sitting on the bench again.
TSMC is a Taiwanese chip maker that will once again be the sole processor supplier for this year's iPhones . At least this is due to the latest gossip from Asia. https://www.gsmmaniak.pl/627802/tsmc-10nm-procesory-2/ TSMC will produce Apple A12 chips in a 7-nanometer process and EUV technology . Investments made in this direction will allow the company to also prepare for the descent to 5 nm, and later 3 nm. This year, a factory for production of processors in 5 nm is to start, and the construction for 3 nm will absorb 20 billion dollars and is to start by 2020. The production of the trial batch of systems at 5 nm is planned for the first half of 2019. For Samsung, it can be a severe failure. After two years of break, Koreans wanted to "go back to the game". In the previous year there were rumors that they have a great chance to produce at least part of the layouts for models that will appear in 2018. A little later, we received reports that TSMC started aggressive investments in its factories. It seems that Taiwanese have paid off. It's a lucrative deal for them because with 40 different clients – the two largest ones are Apple and Qualcomm. Taiwanese certainly have a reason to celebrate. If in fact only they will prepare arrangements for iPhones in 2018, it will be the third time in a row. iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus also have Apple A11 Bionic processors from TSMC. Earlier also, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus received the A10 Fusion processor from the said manufacturer. Source: DigiTimes