Crazy beautiful iPhone 11 concept ditches buttons for more screen

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Is there such a thing as too much display?
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The iPhone 11 (or whatever Apple calls it) is still about four months away and there is no shortage of creative concepts hitting the internet lately guessing what Apple will release.

This latest concept might be one of the craziest ones we’ve seen, but god damn is it beautiful. Instead of sandwiching a metal frame in between the front and back glass pieces of the iPhone, this iPhone 11 concept images what it would look like if Apple used a wraparound screen for the entire device. The end result is a luminous band around the entire phone that replaces the volume and power buttons and unlocks new possibilities for shortcuts on the side.

Take a look:

A13 chips for 2019 iPhone move toward mass-production

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iPhone 11 could look very different on the inside.
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Apple chip-maker TSMC is almost ready to start mass-producing next-generation A13 chips for this year’s new iPhone lineup.

The A13 will employ an “enhanced version” of TSMC’s N7+ fabrication process, according to a new report. It is likely to be Apple’s last 7-nanometer chip following the launch of TSMC’s new 5nm foundry at the Southern Taiwan Science Park.

Apple chip supplier will be maxed out by 2019 iPhone orders

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Apple will require a lot of chips for this year's iPhone refresh.
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Apple’s primary chip supplier will see production capacity pushed to the limit by 2019 iPhone orders, according to a new report.

TSMC has been tasked with supplying next-generation 7-nanometer chips for this fall’s refresh. It is expected to start mass-production of what will likely be the A13 during the third quarter.

TMSC will be Apple’s exclusive manufacturer for next year’s A13 chips

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The A12 Bionic chip was great. What will the A13 chip offer?
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been the exclusive manufacturer of Apple’s A-series mobile chips since 2016, and it appears that this arrangement will continue on into 2019.

According to a new report, TSMC will be producing all of the orders for Apple’s A13 series chip next year, thereby continuing to cement its position as one of the most dominant chipmakers in the industry.