DigiTimes in its latest report stated that TSMC and Samsung Electronics have already started A9 processor mass production for the next iPhone 6s and iPhone 6S Plus. According to sources, Apple has asked them before starting production Masking change the patterns of the chip, causing extra work platelets.
Nevertheless, this change of plan would not have an impact on production, and would not create production delays. he report also says that TSMC will produce processors engraved in 16nm FinFET that from the fourth quarter of 2015. We must therefore understand that only Samsung is the only supplier of the A9 chip for iPhone 6S – which joins the words in previous rumors.
TSMC will also be responsible for the production of touch sensors and identification of Cirrus Logic audio chips. Digitimes concludes by affirming once again that Apple is likely to ship as many as 80 million iPhone 6S by the end of the year, or even 90 million as recently reported the Wall Street Journal.