A new report from Bloomberg notes that Samsung has been chosen by Apple to make chips for the next iPhone, moving the business away from Taiwan Semiconductor. Read more
Some new numbers from research firm Gartner show that Apple surpassed Samsung in worldwide smartphone sales during the fourth quarter of 2014, and become the world’s biggest smartphone maker. Samsung lost the number one spot to Apple for the first time since 2011. Read more
In recent news, the latest numbers from research firm IDC simply revealed that the smartphone market continues to be a big race between iOS and Android, which accounted for 19.7% and 76.6% market share in the fourth quarter respectively. Read more
Based on the post from the KoreaTimes.co.kr, they claim that Apple has been recruiting electronic experts that used to work for Samsung Electronics.What Apple is doing with the Samsung engineers or if they even hired them is currently unknown. However, it is rumored that the new employees will be working and supplying Apple with the new iPhone 6s DRAM “A9″ processor chip.
Apple is moving away from TSMC and back to Samsung to manufacture the chip which is the power-house behind the iPhone, which was reported by Recode. The source notes that Apple had “hoped” to rely more heavily on TSMC for the next-generation A9 processor. However, things didn’t work out that way due to TSMC’s limits in manufacturing.
Samsung is confirmed to build the 14-nanometer design, which was highly anticipated to be adopted by the company’s next-generation processor, and expected to be called the “A9″ chip, which Re/code reaffirmed on Wednesday. Read more
Apple’s up coming S-refresh of the iPhone — commonly referred to as the ‘iPhone 6S’ — is said to sport and run an in-house designed ‘A9’ mobile processor. Sources also speculate that as much as 75% of the chips will be manufactured by Samsung, which Reuters also reported on Monday. Read more
A new report from Korea Times suggests that iPhone 6 units which will be manufactured in the future will make use of batteries manufactured by Samsung SDI. Sources also consider the possibility that Apple will reach out to Samsung in order to employ the Korean tech NAND flash.
According to the Korea Times, Apple and Samsung have struck a major ‘deal’. In this deal Samsung Electronics is said to supply Apple with a large majority of the application processors, these processors are used in the iPhone and iPad. Korea Times also notes that “Samsung will become a primary supplier of APs to Apple, pushing its chief Taiwanese rival TSMC back to second place”.
Samsung has hit back hard against the iPhone 6, even though it isn’t out yet. In fact, that’s the main target of their new promotion: that the wait for the iPhone 6 makes it easier to get a Galaxy S5. Read more