After Apple’s lawsuit against Samsung for allegedly copying the look and feel of its iOS devices dropped earlier this year, one wonders if the relationship between the two companies has suffered as a result. And judging by the latest rumors floating around online, it looks like it has. According to the latest rumors online, Apple will be producing its next generation system on a chip (dubbed A6) through the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).
Rumors of the switch began earlier this year, with the DigiTimes reporting a partnership between the two companies. But it was later revealed that Apple’s A5 processor had been manufactured by Samsung, the company who produced the A4 processor in the iPhone 4 and iPad. Well that was before the lawsuit that Apple filed against Samsung.
Given the current circumstances, it wouldn’t be surprising if Apple decides to switch partners for the manufacturing of its SoC. Given how ruthless Apple has been about the case (it even increased the amount of devices under question in the current lawsuit), if Samsung decides to cut ties with the Cupertino company, it wouldn’t be unexpected either. It’ll still be awhile before any A6 processor is revealed, so rumors shall stay rumors until then. We’ll keep you posted with the latest updates.
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