Apples A7 Chip Could Be Built By TSMC Once Contract With Samsung Expires [Rumor]We’ve all heard the rumors at how Apple is looking to reduce their dependence on Samsung for their components, namely Apple’s AX chipset which is currently being manufactured by the South Korean company. This is due to an ongoing lawsuit between both companies in which both sides allege that the other party has infringed upon one of their patents. Regardless, a fresh set of rumors has emerged and according to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, they claim that Apple’s contract with Samsung is coming to an end and that Apple has no plans to renew it.

Instead the manufacturing of Apple’s rumored A7 chipset will go to none other than TSMC who will be building the chipset on a smaller 20nm process in 2014 and will find its way into the iPhone 6. Assuming this is true, the implications of this means that Apple’s rumored iPhone 5S, scheduled for release later this year, will not come with the newer A7 chipset, and we could instead be looking at the A6X which debuted in the iPad 4. We’ve heard all sorts of rumors regarding Apple’s choice of manufacturers for their chipset, ranging from TSMC to possibly even Intel, so take this with a grain of salt for now.

This article was filed in Homepage > Apple > Cellphones > Rumors > Tablets and was tagged with Samsung and TSMC. The story was spotted on appleinsider
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