Apple May Ditch Samsung To Go With TSMC for All iPhone 7 A10 Chips
In the past few weeks, there have been complaints about Apple’s controversial decision to go for two different manufacturers for the A9 chips for its iPhone smartphones.
Many users have complained that the smaller Samsung variant of the chip not only has tangibly higher temperatures, but also takes up more power than the TSMC manufactured A9 chips.
Apple released a statement saying it were within the (2 to 3 percent) tolerance limits and benchmark tests failed to show real-life usage, but did not comment on the heating issues (which in-turn cause battery drainage) being faced.
A new rumor has surfaced on the basis of these controversies, which suggests that Apple may finally part ways with Samsung entirely and give TSMC the task of producing 100% of their next iteration of A10 chips for the iPhone 7.
It seems like an odd time for the rumor to surface, considering the iPhone 6S only got released less than a month ago, but the news of Apple renewing its deal with Samsung did surface around this time last year, so it doesn’t seem too early.
It may be best for the two giants of the mobile phone market to part ways anyway, as Samsung and Apple have been constantly dueling in court over one thing or the other.
Of course, it’s hard to confirm these rumors, which were reported by this Chinese site. Hopefully we’ll know by the end of this year if it’s true or not. If not, then we’ll just have to wait till credible iPhone 7 news surfaces.