March 10, 2014
In February, TechNews Taiwan reported that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) would be Apple’s sole manufacturer of the “A8” processor. A similar report surfaced at the beginning of March. Both said Samsung wouldn’t be part of the A8 manufacturing process. This isn’t true, according to ZDNet Korea, which says an anonymous source claims previous reports “exaggerated claims”“manufacturing issues” had kept the South Korean company out of the loop. In fact, Samsung has already signed a contract to produce Apple’s new chip at a plant in Austin, Texas. Last week, The Commercial Times said TSMC has already started manufacturing the chip to be used on next-generation iOS devices. The same report also said that the iPhone 6 will have a 4.7-inch screen and be released sometime in the third quarter of 2014. An A8 chip is also expected to power the upcoming generation of the iPad Air. Via: GforGames See also: Corning SVP Calls Sapphire Glass Expensive, Heavier, Environmentally Unfriendly, and How Does The Samsung Galaxy S5 Compare To Apple's iPhone 5s?