Samsung is rumored to have regained the chipset order from Apple and will be supplying mobile application processors from 2015. According to a report by The Korean Economic Daily, Apple and Samsung have signed an agreement for A9 chips based on the 14nm process, which will be supplied for the seventh generation model of iPhone slated for release in the second half of 2015.
Apple, which was earlier dependent on Samsung for providing the chipset as well as the DRAM for its iOS devices. However, it started looking elsewhere when both the companies were engaged in patent infringement lawsuits. Apple reportedly awarded Taiwan’s TSMC the contract for making the A8 processor based in the 20nm process.
However, the new report suggests that Samsung has overtaken TSMC with its 14nm process, which has helped it bag the latest order from Apple. Either that or the relationship between Samsung and Apple is finally thawing after freezing over last year.
As is the case with reports involving component manufacturers, don’t expect any confirmations coming your way from any company.