Not one day goes by without a new rumor about Apple's upcoming smartphone - and today is no different.
The chipset is said to be made using a 20nm process, and it will still be 64-bit, as is the A7 in theiPhone 5S.
The new SoC will stick with a dual-core CPU like its predecessors, though we will apparently see Apple breaking the 2 GHz barrier. This would be a first for the company's phones.
However, it's still unclear just how much the A8's CPU will go past that threshold, if at all. So it could get 2 GHz as its maximum frequency, or more than that.
This should obviously result in a performance boost for the new handset, since the iPhone 5S has a CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz.
TSMC may be involved in the production of the A8 chipset, probably alongside Samsung (Apple's traditional supplier).