We start a new week in technology with news that Apple won’t be using Samsung chips in the next two iPhone versions. Also, another video has leaked that purportedly shows the “iPhone 7.”
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Samsung’s chips fading away
Apple selected both Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung for the company’s chip production for the A9 found in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. For the 2016 and 2017 iPhone models, Apple has selected only TSMC, according to Chinese-language Economic Daily News, via Digitimes.
Ditching Samsung for the next two cycles might be a good thing, as 9to5Mac notes:
“Benchmark tests of the iPhone 6s also showed that models with the TSMC chip ran cooler and offered better battery-life than those with the Samsung chip. While Apple described the differences as small, it may have played a role in Apple’s decision to favor the Taiwanese chipmaker.”
Comparing the iPhone 6s to the “iPhone 7”
A new video has surfaced that compares the iPhone 6s with a dummy “iPhone 7” model.
As The Verge explains about the video, “It’s important to note that these parts could be early prototypes or an elaborate fake, and Apple’s final iPhone 7 will likely look a little different.”
Apple set to launch new iOS 10 beta
Later this week, Apple is likely to release the third batch of betas for iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Soon after, the second public betas for iOS and macOS should arrive. The current batch of updates arrived on July 5 and July 7, respectively.
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