Despite Apple and Samsung slugging it out in court over patents, it seems its still business as usual between the two tech giants. Past reports have said that the Korean tech giant would produce 50% of the A9 chip for the Apple iPhone 6S and Apple iPhone 6S Plus. Before that, reports said that Samsung would be responsible for 70% of the CPUs. Now a new report is saying that Samsung has bagged a deal with Apple to make 75% of the next iPhones’ processor.
This is according to Maeil Business Newspaper. According to the publication anonymous source in the semiconductor industry, Samsung will produce 75% of the A9 chip in its factory in Austin, Texas.
Although the newspaper did not mention who would be responsible for the remaining 25% of the A9’s production, it’s a dead cert that one of these manufactures would be TSMC. The Taiwan-based chip maker was responsible for making 100% of the A8 and A8X chips, which are found under the hood of the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple iPad Air 2 respectively.
Of course, since neither Samsung nor Apple have confirmed the deal, take this with a pinch of salt.
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