apple a8Last week Apple announced the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Apple for one has never been particularly concerned about sharing technical specs, so while we know that the phones will run on the A9 chipset, it is unclear as to what kind of process they were built on. However previous rumors did suggest a 16nm process.

Now according to a new report, it would seem that 2016’s iPhone 7 could also feature a chipset built on the 16nm process. The rumors claim that Apple will turn to TSMC who will be solely responsible for manufacturing the A10 chipset that will presumably be used in the next-gen iPhone and iPad.

For those who are unfamiliar with the whole process, 16nm basically indicates how closely pack the transistors are. The smaller the process, the more transistors can be fitted into the same space. This ultimately reduces the “distance” travelled which will increase the speed of calculations, making the processor faster.

Other rumored features of the A10 chipset includes the use of InFO architecture. This is also said to allow the A10 to be manufactured using the System In Package (SiP) design, which is a rumor that we heard about the A9 but it turns out that might not have happened. Either way it might be a bit too early to speculate on iPhone 7 rumors, so take it with a grain of salt for now.

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