For a while Samsung was chosen by Apple to be one of their manufacturers for their A-series chipsets used in their iPhones and iPads. However the legal dispute between both companies as well as Apple’s desire to not be over-reliant on one supplier has led to Apple working with both Samsung and TSMC.


However in recent times, it seems that TSMC has scored an exclusive manufacturing agreement with Apple, but apparently that is set to change in 2018. According to a report from The Investor, Samsung will apparently be joining TSMC in manufacturing the chipsets for 2018’s iPhones.

That being said, we doubt that this will have an impact on the end results of the phone. In the past Apple has used Samsung and TSMC and apart from some slight discrepancies in battery life, which admittedly is probably more felt on paper than in real-life usage, there were no perceivable differences in performance.

However the upside is that given that how many iPhones that Apple tends to manufacture, an with analysts predicting a super-cycle, it will be good business for Samsung, but take it with a grain of salt for now since we haven’t heard anything official from Apple or Samsung yet.

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