After Apple, Samsung lawsuit about violating copyright, many individuals had been questioning what it might imply for the settlement Apple has with Samsung. Samsung manufactures, the current A4 chip discovered within the iPhone four and A5-chip for in iPad 2 . It gave the impression to start with simply the processor that Apple can be produced through Samsung, however according to Ars Technica , the lawsuit certainly impacts: the next generation processor is made possible by the Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC produced.
Although the next generation of chips (the A6) in 2012 is expected, rumors of a deal between TSMC and Apple, according to the site now "deafening". The Chinese Commercial Times magazine says these rumors have picked up in an unrelated article. The change in producer Samsung would have a big impact, because this year Apple is expected to more than 5.4 billion processors purchase from the company. In a previous article we wrote that about half of all processors that Samsung makes.
Yet the rumors about a new producer is not entirely new, as reported in March EETimes already rumors about a deal between Apple and TSMC. Back then Apple would, according to the headline in the A5 chips at TSMC have ordered for the iPad 2 and 5, intended to be future iPhone. That was not entirely true, but interest in TSMC appeared to be true. Apple, according to the report, interested in the company because there are few other manufacturers who offer the same opportunities as Samsung chips.
But by the side of manufacturers expressed an interest was: according to rumors in May this year, the famous chipmaker Intel interested in a partnership with Apple. But according to Ars Technica that would be a remote Possibility "because Apple than the energy-efficient, customized ARM designs must combine the new generation of Intel processors.[Via AppleInside]