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2019 iPhone chipsets continue to come from TSMC, new AirPods coming in H1 2019 | Report

12 February 2019 2

Several reports on Apple’s probable plans for AirPods, iPhones, AirPower, and iPads have surfaced and they are giving away some key highlights. The reports are coming from DigiTimes which has thrown light on Apple’s upcoming products, stating when they are launching and what they include.

One of the reports states that TSMC will continue to deliver its 7nm chips to Apple and this time they will be A13 chips for the new iPhones and iPads. Last year, Apple was the first manufacturer to boast 7nm chipset with A12. The production is expected to start in the second quarter of this year alongside the enhanced version with EUV.

In its other report, DigiTimes sheds light on the shipment prospects of Apple’s upcoming products for 2019. The report states that the shipments of MacBook series is expected to fall from 2018 and AirPods and Apple Watch is likely to pick up, thanks to the availability of their upgraded models. The report concludes that the upgraded model to the Apple Watch Series 4 will include new health monitoring functions and this goes in line with the previous report stating the same and also revealing that the new models will also include some design enhancements.

There are reports on the yet-to-come iPad models as well. The report suggests, one of these models is expected to be called the iPad Mini 5 and it may have a similar design as the iPad Mini 4. The new model may also have similar dimensions, including the thickness of 6.1mm and the display may include 7.9-inch size. It may continue to include lighting connector, TouchID, and 3.5mm headphone jack. The repositioning of the rear microphone is the only change expected to arrive in the new model. The processor type is currently unknown and so is the support for Apple Pencil.


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