While market watchers are still unsure if Apple could manage to ramp up iPhone 8 production in time for a September launch, a report Friday from Taiwan’s TechNews, quoted by DigiTimes, alleges that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has now kicked off volume production of the device’s in-house designed A11 chip.

“Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly begun mass production of ten-nanometer chips in the third quarter by fulfilling orders for Apple’s A11 chips, as well as HiSilicon’s Kirin 970-series,” reads the report.

The fact that Apple is stepping up production of chips for use in the upcoming iPhone models may or may not be interpreted as encouraging sign in light of multiple reports that iPhone 8 may be possibly delayed until late October or early November.

The Cupertino firm is believed to have been faced with multiple production and supply woes regarding such iPhone 8 components as high-resolution OLED panels, 3D sensors and more.

iPhone 8 mockup via iDropNews.

  • Jay

    If this is true then I hope it means well be seeing a few leaked parts in the coming weeks and months..

    • 77090

      Coming months? LOL It will be announced in a month and a half or so

      • Jay

        With all the talk of the 8 being delayed until who knows when is reason for ‘months’.

      • ck125

        Every year they say the iPhone will be delayed to build the hype. It isn’e delayed, apple will ship it out like normal.

      • Jay

        Normal is very small quantities. We also have at least two ‘months’ before the announcement..

      • ck125

        If by “very small” you mean tens of millions, then yes, very small…

      • Jay

        Key words months away.

      • ck125

        No. It is the same thing every year. About this time they announce things going into mass production for the sept/oct unveil.

      • Jay

        Do you agree that there are 30 days in a month?

        If so then at then at the time of my first post when I mentioned months there were in fact 61 days til end of September beginning of October..

        61 days is two months…

      • ck125

        Never said it wasn’t “months” I stated that Apple will unveil it the same time they always do which is the sept/oct timeframe. Not sure what “months” has to do with anything since every year we get the same story about them ramping up mass production end of July.

      • Jay

        You were replying to my comment which was about seeing parts in between weeks and months before the products release..

      • ck125

        Yes to which I stated ” Every year they say the iPhone will be delayed to build the hype. It isn’e delayed, apple will ship it out like normal.”

        “It is the same thing every year. About this time they announce things going into mass production for the sept/oct unveil.”
        Every year around this time we start seeing part leaks and the usual “X is ramping up production for iPhone X” Has been this way for years. Not sure why you are getting hung up on “months” like this year is different or something.

      • Jay

        You’ve missed the point. Im ‘hung up’ on months because that was the purpose of my post. To see parts in the coming months. The first replier didn’t think there were months until its release… you went a whole different direction.

      • ck125

        Makes sense. I misinterpreted your comment since you replied to my comment.

      • iKhalil

        Like AirPods hehe