Next iPhone to be powered by Samsung’s A9 chip

Next iPhone to be powered by Samsung's A9 chip

It is being reported that Apple will use Samsung chips in the next iPhone which is rumored to be the iPhone 6s

While Samsung had been trying its best to reduce its dependence on third party components, Apple is still relying on Samsung for its internal parts. A recent report states that the upcoming iPhone is going to be powered by a chip which will be manufactured by Samsung, an old rival of the Cupertino giant. The Bloomberg report further reveals that Samsung is done with its preparations to manufacture the A9 chip which is going to be featured on the iPhone 6s – the phone that is rumored to make its debut this year.

Apple’s business with Samsung has been revived once again after a year during which Apple had turned to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) for powering its smartphones. The two tech giants had found themselves amid long-standing legal disputes which became the reason for Apple’s move away from the Samsung produced chips.

It has been revealed through the Gartner data that Apple forms 7.6% of the total chip industry and last year its spending on processors was capped at $25.8 billion.

“Samsung Electronics and Apple have topped the semiconductor consumption table for four consecutive years and their decisions have considerable technology and pricing implications for the whole semiconductor industry,” said Masatsune Yamaji, principal research analyst at Gartner, in a statement earlier this year.

“However, while Samsung Electronics kept its position as the No. 1 largest customer of semiconductor chip vendors, its growth rate in 2014 was lower than the global semiconductor market’s growth,” Yamaji said. “Firstly because it struggled in the smartphone market, and secondly because it is withdrawing from some parts of the PC market.”


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