Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Apple has 80 engineers working along a power chip that could increase battery lifetime ..!!Ready For Big Innovation



This new PMIC could be included in a new iPhone as soon as 2019, according to the analysts, citing unidentified industry sources.


The new microchip is being trained by Apple in California and Munich, according to the research.


Currently, Apple purchases its PMIC design from a British company, Dialog Semiconductor. The dialogue's stock dropped over 16% on the news to 39.94 euros per share at the time of publication.


"The Company notes the level of visibility into the design cycle of its leading customers remains unchanged and the business relationships are in line with the normal class of occupation," Dialog said in a statement.


One of Dialogue's main selling points for its power chips is that they are efficient and can improve battery life. Battery life and other features, such as wireless charging , are likely reasons why Apple would want to design its own version.

 


It sounds like most if not all of the iPhone's that Apple is planning to let go of this year could come with wireless charging. Mac Rumors received a bill from the reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who writes that Apple is developing wireless charging features for three i Phones to be published in 2017.

 

Kuo doesn’t say just how Apple designs to implement wireless charging. The company already uses wireless charging for the Apple Watch, so it’s very possible we’ll end up experiencing something similar to that — it’s the kind of wireless charging we’ve seen on Android phones for years. But Bloomberg reported last year that Apple is working on “cutting-edge” wireless charging tech that may be able to power devices at a length, thus there’s some possibility Apple is expecting to serve more.

The iPhone might see some big changes this year

Though he doesn’t seem to touch on it in this note, Kuo has previously laid out what he experts.com/2016/11/15/next-years-iphones-to-include-4-7-LCD-model-with-single-camera-5-5-LCD-and-old-models-with-dual-cameras/" previously laid out what he anticipates from the three different iPhone models.us, maintaining the models’ 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch LCD displays. And the third example will be a higher end device, with a 5.8-inch curved LED display.

 

More in-house

Bunkhouse Lampe's analysis comes as there is increasing evidence that Apple is bringing much of its silicon design in-house.

In recent weeks, Apple has:

  • Sued Qualcomm over modem licensing fees, which has suggested to some industry observers that Apple plans to utilize an in-house designed modem in the close future.

  • Told Imagination Technologies , the designer of the graphics chip currently in the iPhone, that it planned to stop using its technology.

  • And now Apple seems to be ramping up its power management chip development.

One, Apple's strategies is that it wants to own its core technologies, and because the iPhone sells hundreds of millions of units per year, it makes financial sense for Apple to develop its own chips because its new technology can be introduced to the market relatively quickly.

In-house Apple chips can also be quickly customized to be deployed throughout its product lineup, from the iPhone to the Apple Watch.

Apple's recent moves to reduce the amount it spends on licensing and its reliance on some of its chip suppliers should not be a surprise.


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