According to a report, the rumoured Apple iPhone 6C (follow-up to the Apple iPhone 5C) will sport 14/16nm FinFET chips made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung. So when will the affordable iPhone make its official debut? The same report says that it will launch in Q2 2016 (January to March of next year).
The news comes to us courtesy of DigiTimes. It reports:
Apple is not expected to launch a successor to the iPhone 5c this year, but will instead introduce its next-generation budget smartphones in second-quarter 2016 with the devices coming with 14/16nm FinFET chips, according to sources from the semiconductor industry.
The 14/16nm FinFET chips will be manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung, the sources said. The original plan was to equip the devices with chips built using TSMC’s 20nm SoC process, said the sources, but the adoption of FinFET processors would enable specs upgrade and lower power consumption.
Of course, since Apple is yet to make the iPhone 6C official, take this information with a pinch of salt.
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