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TSMC will build chips for upcoming iPhone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Mar 2014 23:02 User comments (3)

TSMC will build chips for upcoming iPhone According to a new AP report, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) will build the chips for Apple's next iPhone, leaving rival Samsung hanging.
The semiconductor company has already begun producing the A8 chip, a more powerful version of last year's 64-bit processor.

Multiple supply chain sources are cited in the report, and the report also claims the new iPhone 6 will have a 4.7-inch screen.

Samsung used to make nearly all of Apple's chips, but as the two companies have stepped up their global battle, both in smartphones and in patent litigation, Apple has been trying to move away from its reliance on the components maker. This has been tough, as there are very few companies that can match even half of Samsung's production.

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3 user comments

16.3.2014 11:33

Who gives a rat's ass! Does this really qualify for "news"? This is amongst the most useless and unneeded information ever.

27.3.2014 13:26

realy only 4.7 inch screen... what happen to giving us what we want? We want 5"+ screen... how many years do we have to wait for this.... uhmm I guess forever

39.3.2014 11:39

I thought Apple had all these bragging rights that they were an American made product?

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