Apple Going Back To Samsung’s Arms

A recent report from the Korea Economic Daily indicate that Apple will be heading back to Samsung’s camp as the two companies signed an agreement that will make Samsung the primary supplier of A-series chips for Apple’s iOS devices. One of the reasons for the sudden change of heart points to Samsung’s unmatched technology, production capacity and pricing in the production of chips. 

 
  • A-series chips
  • Three-year contract
  • 14nm process

A recent report from the Korea Economic Daily indicate that Apple will be heading back to Samsung’s camp as the two companies signed an agreement that will make Samsung the primary supplier of A-series chips for Apple’s iOS devices.

One of the reasons for the sudden change of heart points to Samsung’s unmatched technology, production capacity and pricing in the production of chips. With the deal in place, the Korean company will remain as Apple’s major supplier of components for the next three years, which will cover the A8, A9 and even A9X chips on future iOS devices.

Just last week, the Cupertino company has signed a deal with TSMC for the Taiwanese firm to supply the next batch of chips for its mobile products. However, the news about a renewed partnership between the two companies puts this deal in murky waters as we now have no idea what Apple’s plans are with what type of processor it will put on future iOS devices. So it’s quite interesting how Apple would use the two suppliers in the long run. What do you think?

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