Apple will reportedly drop Samsung from its supplier list since the Cupertino giant is not impressed with the processor manufactured by the company. Instead, a Taiwanese-based company is given the rights for manufacturing Apple’s upcoming A10 processor for the Apple iPhone 7, expected to release in September.
Of late, there have been lots of rumors suggesting new changes in the Apple iPhone 7 New Processor Will Be Made By Taiwanese Company & Not Samsung?, such as cancelling a 3.5mm headphone jack, among others. The decision to buy new processors from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) instead of Samsung, came up because Apple was impressed with the TSMC chip that had longer battery life. What’s more, the manufacturing process of the Taiwanese company is more cost effective than that of Samsung, according to The Electronics Times.
A deal was signed by Apple and TSMC for the supply of the new chip, but the news of A10 processor in the iPhone 7 will be confirmed when the phone releases. Apple’s decision to switch from Samsung to TSMC is due to the latter’s impressive InFO (integrated fan out) architecture used for building lighter and smaller chips, notes BGR.
Apple, however, used A8 chips manufactured by TSMC for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, but Samsung was brought back for supplying A9 chips, found in the iPhone 6s. This time, the Cupertino firm is interested in getting back to TSMC once again. Based on Benchmark tests, TSMC’s processor proved stronger than its rival.
Business Insider reports that Apple has a new 4-inch iPhone, MacBook Air 3, multiple Apple Watch bands lined up for release in March. Reports suggest that the new smaller version of an iPhone due in next month will get the same processor as the iPhone 6s.
The new 4-inch iPhone will be called iPhone 5se and will release with other Apple products on March 15. According to Mark Gurman, a special event will be hosted for the launch event. However, he also points out that the date might change anytime. We had reported on this earlier, so if you want to learn more click here.