iPhone Power Management Chip
A new report at Nikkei suggests that Apple developing in-house power management chips that could debut in next year’s iPhones. The chip is claimed would be the most advanced in the industry. The chip is also believed to dramatically extend the battery life of iPhones. According to Nikkei, Apple is hoping to debut the chips in its 2018 iPhones.
The 2018 iPhone, which could be called the iPhone 9 or the iPhone 11 or the iPhone XI, is expected to be announced on September this year. Meanwhile KGI Securities predicts that Apple’s 2018 iPhone line-up will include significantly faster baseband chips.
Apple is rumored to release three new iPhones this year. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the 2018 iPhones will come with a notched display. He also said “Two new OLED models target high-end market; new TFT-LCD model aims at low-end & midrange markets,”
The three new iPhones in 2018 is said to have three differsnt sizes, 5.8 inch model, 6.5 inch model with OLED displays and a cheaper 6.1in handset with an LCD display.
The iPhone 9 is rumored to ship without modem chips from Qualcomm. Apple is also rumored to be testing modem chips from Intel and MediaTek to potentially include in its 2018 hardware line-up. Other rumors suggests that the iPhone 9 could pack a Samsung-built A12 chip.Advertisment