A new report from China assures that TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) will be the one who will manufacture 100% of the next generation of Apple’s mobile chips.
Until the iPhone 6, Samsung was the manufacturer of all the processors used by iOS devices, such as the iPhone and iPad. So Apple was (and still is) Samsung’s best customer and the South Korean company’s main source of external income.
With the iPhone 6S Apple decided to divide the production of the A9 chips between TSMC and Samsung, but after multiple reports that Samsung’s processor is inferior to TSMC’s, it seems that Apple has already decided to change suppliers.
Needless to say, this is a serious blow to Samsung’s finances, that in addition to having to deal with the low sales of their smartphones, they will now have to face the idea that they will no longer receive the billions of dollars that Apple will give them. contributed every year.
However, we cannot say that the decision is final. And we cannot rule out that in the future Apple decides to work with Samsung again. But for now, it seems that TSMC has eaten Samsung’s candy.