For quite some time, Samsung played a big role for Apple in bringing key components to market for the Cupertino-based company’s flagship devices. Last year, that changed with a deal with chip manufacturing company TSMC.
Now, it would seem that is all but confirmed, as The Wall Street Journal has released a new report, suggesting that TSMC began shipping processors to Apple in the second quarter of 2014. For TSMC, this is a big win, as it means that more money for the company, as they’ve secured the hardware orders from Apple for, reportedly, the foreseeable future. For Apple, it is considered a win as it means no more reliance on only Samsung for key internal pieces to iOS-based devices.
In 2015, it’s believed that Apple will turn to Samsung for the A9 processor, which could use a 14nm design.
Do you think it’s a good idea for Apple to break their sole reliance on Samsung for iOS-based device internal components?
[via The Wall Street Journal]