Electronics giant, Samsung, is expected to make the A9 SoC for Apple’s next iPhone model. Though the contract isn’t public yet, sources say that Samsung is all set up for making the new processor. Apple has been using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for its chips in 2013. But last year things changed when a part of the chips were made by Samsung.
Sometime in December last year, this partnership was rumored and it looks very likely now. According to Bloomberg reports, Samsung will start making Apple A9 processor chips at its Giheung plant in South Korea. This comes as a big boost to Samsung which now will be in a better position than TSMC which challenged the former’s monopoly in the market.
With Samsung taking the chip manufacturing (or a part of it), it will be interesting to see how things go for Taiwan Semiconductors who has budgeted a record $12 billion for plants and equipment. Whoever makes the chips, the next iPhone (called as iPhone 6s by many) is going to be famous for more than just the processor within.
A report from KGI claims that one of the upcoming iPhone models will feature Force touch, a technology that was introduced in the new 12-inch MacBook and the Retina MacBook Pro. Looks like Apple users and fan boys will enjoy this one.