Apple may have to rely on arch-rival Samsung for a hefty percentage of processors to power the next iPhone.
Samsung has been Apple's go-to manufacturer for the past several chip generations, most recently producing the A5, the A6, and this year's A7. Apple has sought to reduce that dependence by reportedly cutting a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to take on production of future A series processors. But Samsung is far from out of the picture, according to a story from The Korea Economic Daily.
Samsung will manufacture 30 to 40 percent of the A8 processors … Read more