Samsung or own manufacture. The information that appears these days does not agree on the origin of the processor of the iPhone 7, or, what is the same, the successor of the not yet presented Iphone 6.
And it is that everything seems to indicate that Apple could have signed an agreement with Samsung to produce A9 chips manufactured using a 14-nanometer process, according to a Korean economic newspaper.
However, a report from SemiAccurate indicates that Apple could have invested in a Taiwanese chip factory United Microelectronics, although other sources suggest that this movement would have included in the photo Globalfoundries.
As if this were not enough, when the details of the agreement with TSMC for the provision of the A8 chips for the iPhone 6 were published, it was indicated that this was going to be a collaboration for three years.
In fact, Digitimes published information that TSMC and Global UniChip would supply Apple with A-series chips in 20, 16 and 10 nanometer manufacturing processes over the next three years, starting with the 20 nanometer A8 next month for the iPhone launch. with A8 processor at the beginning of 2014. Later, in the third quarter of 2014, TSMC would start mass production of the A9 and A9X processors that would be used in the next generation of iPhone and iPad.
It’s an information from Karem Haslem. MacWorld.