The phone is expected to be on board the iPhone 9 and will be hyped to hell [is that a marketing or technical term?. ed]
Bloomberg said that TSMC has begun manufacturing the so-called Apple A12 on a mass scale, and claims the chip will be "a shock" to Apple's rival Samsung. Apple is also trying to get ahead of 7-nanometer designs from Qualcomm, the biggest maker of mobile phone chips.
However, Bloomberg is short on details and had to pad out its report explaining what Nm was and why it was it was groundbreaking, super and cool. If Apple is depending on the process technology alone to save its dying cash cow, it might have its work cut out for it.
The current range of iPhones – the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – ship with Apple’s 10nm A11 Bionic CPU.