Samsung rumored to again produce chips for Apple’s iPhone devices

Samsung logo According to a new report from The Investor, it would appear the Samsung Electronics is again willing to start producing chips for Apple's iPhone devices, next year.

Samsung already lost iPhone orders to produce chips back in in 2013 as Apple made a deal with Taiwanese foundry TSMC, so it now looks like the Korean tech giant find a way to partnership with Apple again to produce chips for the next iPhone.

The Investor's sources reveal the fact that Samsung recently purchased the most advanced chip manufacturing equipment on the market to produce seven-nanometer mobile processors that will apparently be used only on Apple's iPhone devices.

Kwon Oh-hyun, Vice Chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics, is the one that oversees chip businesses, and it looks like he's the one that managed to secure a deal with Apple during his last visit to the Cupertino headquarters a month ago.

Samsung выпускала процессоры для iPhone до 2013 года. Затем компании поссорились и контракт получила тайваньская TSMC. Однако, похоже, что южнокорейский гиганта нашел способ наладить партнерские отношения с Apple.

In the same report, sources in the industry say that Samsung is already the sole supplier for OLED displays that Apple is rumored to implemented in the 2017 iPhone. "The CEO could persuade Apple’s top brass taking advantage of their close ties on OLED," reveals an industry source for The Investor.

So it finally looks like Samsung is back in business with Apple, after a few years pause during which Cupertino only made deals with TSMC, which will now have to share some parts of next year's iPhone orders with Samsung.

However, the report says that Samsung is currently testing its newly purchased chip-making machines, and then it will try to seek final approval from Apple before it starts production of chips for next year's iPhone devices.

Meanwhile over at Cupertino headquarters, it seems that Apple is having trouble with the production of this year's iPhone, which is rumored to be called iPhone 8. Recent reports reveal the fact that Apple is yet to begin iPhone 8 production.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Apple, CPUs, iPhone, Samsung

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

But anti-cheat software is apparently still an issue
Google Inbox was due to close down -- it was just a matter of when
The fine is for Google's activities in relation to AdSense between 2006 and 2016
The Stadia servers are capable of providing 4K, 60 frames-per-second performance
All EU Android users will get the option to turn down Google Search and Chrome
iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch developers will be required to use the latest iOS and watchOS SDKs
The maximum number of people that you can have on a Skype video call right now is 25
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)