IPhone 7’s A10 Processor Chips Spotted
Yet another leaked image of the upcoming Apple smartphone has appeared, this time showing the A10 processor which iPhone 7 will be using. As the expected announcement date of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 smartphone draws near, there has been a pretty steady influx of leaked details and images of the device.
The image appeared on Weibo, through a repair shop GeekBar which has a good history of leaked information, so there is no way to check the authenticity of it but judging from all the details and the source, it’s too elaborate to be a hoax.
These images show both sides of the rumored A10 processor chip, reportedly manufactured exclusively by TSMC, which the iPhone 7 family is expected. There is also a code, 1628, on the side of the chip that indicates the chip has a production date of somewhere in July so it is fairly recent as you would expect from an upcoming device.
The images are however incomplete and instead of showing the entire SoC, they seem to be just showing what might be the RAM layer of the chip. Nevertheless, the fact that iPhone 6S and SE used A9 chip and delivered amazing performance means the A10 would be no slouch either.
Adding to that is the exclusive manufacturing by TSMC instead of the usual combination of both Samsung and TSMC which led to performance discrepancy between devices in the past.
This means that Apple will once again be at the top of their performance game thanks to their proprietary A-series processors and easily able to challenge the latest Snapdragon chips in terms of efficiency and raw power.
Some of the other recent leaked pieces of information suggest that once again, the iPhone 7’s will not be much different from its predecessor iPhone 6 keeping Apple’s tradition of smaller handsets alive. Leaked images also seem to confirm that the phone will not be using a standard 3.5mm headphone jack and instead might opt for a proprietary Apple headphone jack.