iPhone 7 Processor to Be Manufactured Solely by TSMC [Updated]

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http://www.extremetech.com/computing/212221-tsmc-quickly-ramping-up-16nm-volume-production
From August 2015
"TSMC announced this week that it’s ramping up 16nmFF production at speed, and expects a smooth volume ramp through the next few months. This ramp announcement refers to the first of TSMC’s planned 16nm nodes, called 16nm FF."
So... looks feasible for InFO for A10.

http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2015/12/apple-will-reportedly-be-among-the-first-to-adopt-tsmcs-integrated-fan-out-info-wlp-technology-in-2016.html News is old?
 
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Did somebody say something?
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It's great for consumers to have to wait for months to get a product they want.
Things are much more enjoyable after waiting for it. The anticipation makes it better.
 

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Things are much more enjoyable after waiting for it. The anticipation makes it better.
Yes, like healthcare. :)

I too find it quite ridiculous how people have to wait three or four months to get their device, especially when a new one is released every year. The lag is ridiculous and Apple should do something to fix it.
 
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Yes, like healthcare. :)

I too find it quite ridiculous how people have to wait three or four months to get their device, especially when a new one is released every year. The lag is ridiculous and Apple should do something to fix it.
Like just releasing in November having stockpiled?
No "wait" after release, but the product would be launched later.
Wouldn't Demand outstrip supply initially - not sure it makes economic sense to have supply be too large just to better meet an initial spike of demand.
 

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Like just releasing in November having stockpiled?
No "wait" after release, but the product would be launched later.
Wouldn't Demand outstrip supply initially - not sure it makes economic sense to have supply be too large just to better meet an initial spike of demand.
It's likely Apple would sell all of the units in the first three months so I don't see how it's not a benefit to Apple.
 

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It's likely Apple would sell all of the units in the first three months so I don't see how it's not a benefit to Apple.
One reason I'd imagine is that they want to have an initial batch and then test to check there weren't any problems and then modify the production line asap.
 

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One reason I'd imagine is that they want to have an initial batch and then test to check there weren't any problems and then modify the production line asap.
They sell 10 million phones on launch weekend. That's probably not the time to start worrying about problems.
 
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Yes, like healthcare. :)

I too find it quite ridiculous how people have to wait three or four months to get their device, especially when a new one is released every year. The lag is ridiculous and Apple should do something to fix it.
Comparing iPhone to healthcare? Yeah, no. Haha.
 

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One reason I'd imagine is that they want to have an initial batch and then test to check there weren't any problems and then modify the production line asap.
In fact, this is what happens.

From the first batch of phones/devices sold, there are always going to be very infrequent issues that pop up. Those with newly-identified issues are couriered back to the engineers at Apple for assessment, and changes are made in the production line to fix the issue. (From what I recall reading, the expected turn-around from return of the device to adjustments in production is less than 24h, though with the pace of production, this may still be a huge number of devices).

This is why I tend to wait a month before upgrading each year - the minor issues have all been worked out.

EDIT- worked out, for the most part...in recent years, I wonder if complexity and pace of change has resulted in an increasing number of so-called minor issues.
 

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Why do they have to place that camera at the top corner of the device? Is there some science here or user testing that makes a good point at offsetting the camera to one side? Can't be centered above the apple?
Probably because the logic boards are all on one side and if you did that you'd have to make a weird battery that goes around the module so as not to lose that space (which still needs to be cabled to the rest of the board) and then find a way to stick it there somehow (glue, screws).