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Samsung may not supply processors for the iPhone 7

Samsung supplies multiple components for the iPhone to Apple, it also shared the manufacturing of the A9 processors that power the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus with TSMC, and it was expected to supply processors for the iPhone 7 as well. A report out of Korea claims that the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has managed to edge out Samsung to become the sole supplier for the iPhone 7 processor.

It’s claimed in the report that TSMC has been able to convince Apple to pick it as the sole supplier for its next-generation processor which might be called the A10. Apple was apparently satisfied with its 10nm manufacturing technology and decided to place all bets on a single supplier for the processor that will power its next flagship handset. TSMC is expected to start mass production of the A10 processor by June 2016 as new iPhones traditionally arrive around the fall.

Apple sells tens of millions of iPhones every year and that benefits its suppliers as well. Even though it shared the A9 production with TSMC, Samsung’s semiconductor business still got a lucrative deal, and it’s going to miss out on those revenues if Apple really doesn’t pick it as a supplier for the A10. The Korean giant’s semiconductor business is picking up new clients though. It will manufacture the Snapdragon 820 for Qualcomm which will power most Android flagships this year.

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woody365
woody365

If apple keeps on trying to Sue Samsung what your think is going to happen. Of course if you bite the hand that feeds to eventually to going to stop feeding you. I hope now all their chips turn out crap and that they crash and burn.

cyberfrost
cyberfrost

I am sure that is Apple’s loss! TSMC will not be able to meet the demand and Apple will eventually not be able to fulfill the demand. Their iPhone sales are sliding down and Samsung is already catching up with them. I am sure Exynos will be a tad better chip than SD820 and Samsung will rule the cellphone market yet again this year

Forbius
Forbius

What are you talking about? TSMC was the exclusive supplier two years ago and there were no problems.

Also, sales aren’t sliding down but grows is slowing down, big difference.
Meanwhile, Samsung sales have actually been sliding down for two years.

Danistop
Danistop

Thesparda you are so full of shit

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I find it funny that the iPhone that wasn’t made from Samsung, or rather; only made partially by them has had the biggest error. Clearly Samsung are doing something right with the iPhone’s and not using them is costing Apple

nazrae
nazrae

Samsung is better off producing for Qualcomm or other brands than iPhone.. With all the issues that Apple has been giving Samsung.. Let the Apple rot in the basket..

TheSparda
TheSparda

Good for apple as the samsung chip was not optimized well. 10nm is going to be even more awesome. Samsung does not have that process ready. Iphone 7 is going to beat samsung galaxy phones again in terms of performance. Iphone 6s was quite the beast, and samsung would be lucky to even beat the 6s in performance.

MartinF15
MartinF15

Are you ok with your head? Samsung chips are the best!And Samsung done a great job with 2015’s flagships.They have already beaten the iphone.They just need more time so people can realise it!Not the the iphone is a bad device but Samsung devices are way better!Your wrong man!

Forbius
Forbius

Define “beaten”.
The iPhone 6s has sold way more, has a faster processor, a faster user interface.
The S6 is better at many other things but in no way can you say it has beaten the iPhone.

Danistop
Danistop

Faster processor? Since when 1.4ghz is faster than 2.4 GHz. The fact that iphone procesor has little things to process (because is a dumber phone) doesn’t make it faster. Put Android with touchwiz on an iPhone procesor and it will literally shit itself

tammifizzle
tammifizzle

Damn!!! Who’s This Dude!

Nallaikumaran
Nallaikumaran

Apple news site? F…site.