The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launched last Friday, both handsets come with Apple’s new 64-bit mobile processor, the Apple A8, and last week we saw some teardowns of both handsets.
Now the guys over at Chipworks have taken the new handsets apart, and they have discovered some more details about the Apple A8 processor.
Months before Apple released the new iPhone handsets we heard rumors that Apple would be switching from Samsung to TSMC for their processor production, and it looks like Apple made the switch, as Chipworks have confirmed that TSMC produced the new A8 processor for Apple.
It should come as no surprise that Apple have switched their production of their new mobile processor from Samsung, the company has relied on amsung heavily in the past for components, although because of the litigation between the two companies, Apple has been trying to move away from relying on Samsung.
The guys from Chipworks also found out that the NFC controller in the new iPhone 6 smartphones is made by NXP, and this NFC chip has been made exclusively for Apple by NXP. What is interesting is that the design of the chip dates back to 2012, so it looks like Apple has been planning NFC and their new Apple Pay mobile payment system for some time.
Source Apple Insider