According to reports from Bloomberg, the Bosch company will be responsible for the manufacturing of motion sensors that will be implemented in the Apple iPhone 8, which indicates that InvenSense will see many losses of profits in the process.
Unfortunately, InvenSense is not the only company whose revenue will be seriously affected by Apple’s business. The company Imagination announced that Apple will stop accepting its GPU designs for the iPhone for at least two years.
On the other hand, it is speculated that Apple is developing its own chips for battery management leaving aside Dialog in the process.
Bosch will handle the motion sensors of the iPhone 8
Bosch, the popular manufacturer of all kinds of appliances, will supply half of the motion sensors Apple needs for the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8 release date in 2017.
The other half of the motion sensors for the new smartphones of Apple will continue developing InvenSense. The company was the only provider of motion sensor components for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7, so far.
Apparently, Bosch will also manufacture the barometric pressure for the iPhone. Motion sensors include gyroscopes and accelerometers and are essential for any iPhone. These components allow the iPhone to discover how the user is interacting with the device and its applications, such as holding the smartphone and monitoring all health-related activity.
Be that as it may, InvenSense already saw this movement coming . Mark Dentinger, CFO of the company, said at an investment conference in August that although they dominated the smartphone market with a considerable margin, they could not maintain that position.
Apple is known to look for more than one component supplier to ensure it has enough power to offer its new devices to all consumers around the world.