It’s been a few months since iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale, and reports are already showing up about the next iPhone. We’ve already seen rumors that the upcoming iPhone will feature dual-lens camera, as well as 2GB of RAM, and now we have some more information to share.
According to a new report from Maeil Business Newspaper reported, citing unidentified sources from the semiconductor industry, Samsung will handle a majority of chipset production for the upcoming iPhone.
Although the chips found inside the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are manufactured by TSMC, this is going to change. The report mentioned that Samsung will handle 75 percent of Apple’s A9 chip which will be used in its upcoming products. This, if true, could be a great news for Samsung as it already plans to drop Qualcomm’s chip for its upcoming Galaxy S6 flagship in favor of its in-house Exynos chip.
Samsung has used Qualcomm’s chips in its handsets previously, and earlier reports mentioned that it planned to use the Snapdragon 810 for its upcoming flagship but dropped it due to overheating issues with the processor.
Well, the report didn’t mention how much the contract is worth, or the companies who are handling the remaining 25 percent of manufacturing.