On August 12,2011 Apple joined with TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.) to get trail supplies of A6 chip that is to be included in Apple next version of iPads and iPhones. After a matter of month, a new report says that Apple and Samsung have joined together for Samsung to supply the A6 chip to Apple for it’s upcoming products.
Despite the conflicts between the two tech giants, the executives of both the companies have talked about the supply of A6 chips on a long term. Samsung COO, Lee Jae-Yong and Apple CEO, Tim Cook have talked about that and both agreed. It is said that this new A6 chip is to find it’s way into iPad 3 and iPhone 5 that are to be launching early next year.
Sources also add that, this A6 chip is to incorporate TSMC’s 28-nanometer process and 3D stacking technology. Also the next version of iPhone, iPhone 5 is said to be 4″ inches long diagonally, that’s half inch longer than the previous version.
This sudden turn seems to take everyone by surprise. Samsung and Apple who have been mortal enemies accusing each other have now joined hands and agreed for the chip supply. This A6 quad core processor is to be supplied by Samsung to Apple soon enough, says Korean Times, a reliable news site.
Here’s the actual report by Korean Times : “Apple has been in talks with Samsung over shipment of it’s A6 quad core mobile processor (AP) chips. It appears that Apple clearly has concluded that Samsung remains a critical business partner.”
So what would you like to add to this? Will you wait for Apple to launch iPhone 5 with this brand new A6 chip or go with iPhone 4S right now? Do drop in your thoughts below in the comments section. Comments are always welcome.