Apple Reportedly Planning To Use Its Own In-House Power Management Chips For Future iPhones

According to Nikkei Asian Review, Apple is apparently well underway in developing its own in-house power management chips for its iPhone models. Today, the integrated circuitry for power management is designed by Dialog, a UK company. In the next two years, new iPhone models could use the power management chips.

Apple's new in-house power management chip would be the most advanced in the industry, according to the sources, and could have processing capabilities that allow it to better monitor and control power consumption among various components. That means iPhone users could expect devices capable of delivering better performance on lower power consumption.

Apple planning to replace about half of the main power management chips that go into iPhones with its own as early as 2018, but the transition could be delayed until 2019, according to a sources cited in the report. The Nikkei report says that Apple’s power management chip "would be the most advanced in the industry".

The main power management chip controls an iPhone's battery, including charging capabilities as well energy consumption. By using its own power management chip, The Cupertino may be able to eke out extra hours of battery life for iPhones by handling tasks more efficiently. It could also pave the way for future iPhone models to have a better performance-to-battery life balance.

Back to earlier this year, Bankhaus Lampe analyst Karsten Iltgen, said that Apple will at least partially cut back on Dialog Semiconductor's supply of power management chips for future iPhones. Iltgen said Apple already has engineers working on the chips in California and Germany. Today's report seems to corroborate the prediction.

Via MacRumors And 9to5Mac, Image Credit CNET

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