I don't think that Samsung is the only option for Apple to produce the SoC chips for all their devices, but instead there are some alternatives and one of them is TI
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2015Reason Apple uses Samsung to manufacture their chips is because Apple does not own or operate ... moreExactly...AKA Apple needs Samsung. And it's not just for the superior process, but for quality control, and sheer yields.
If Samsung were to not make the parts for the iphone it could be a disaster for Apple. It would only set Samsung back a bit. Not even close to devastate them.
Lots of ignorant comments for this post.
For information of all, Samsung has been the manufacturer for all the SoCs used in iPhones and iPads (and the chips and other component used in iPods as well). This is nothing new. Apple does not have fab facilities. So they have no choice but to rely on Samsung.
Samsung is a leading designer for ARM SoC's one of very few companies which not only has a ARM license, but also fab facilities that can manufacture in extremely large quantities and they constantly innovate and improve in their fab processes.
Before the Apple A series SoC's, Samsung designed the chips as well. Samsung also collaborated with with another chip design company named Intrincity which was also fabless and had to rely on Samsung for getting their chips manufactured. Since Intrincity also had a ARM design license at the time, Apple purchased the company and got their A series chips designed by that team. The designs are given to Samsung for realization in their fab facilities.
AnonD-360112, 04 Apr 2015Samsung No.1. Why samsung pphone still use chip Qualcom instead using theirself?? Apple like c... moreReason Apple uses Samsung to manufacture their chips is because Apple does not own or operate any chip manufacturing fabs, it's either TSMC or Samsung, and since Samsung has the most up to date fabrication processes "Samsungs own Exynox chips are build on .14nm die process", and has the capacity needed to manufacture big volumes of chips is the reason Apple chooses Samsung "it's business people". Apple designs their chips, like many other hardware and software companies, but they don't necessarily fabricate their chips, those duties are farmed out to fabrication plants. Samsung, Intel, AMD, are 3 that I can think of that develop and fabricate their own chips.
Good for both Samsung and Apple..
Samsung No.1. Why samsung pphone still use chip Qualcom instead using theirself?? Apple like chip from samsung. I dont understand why??? Apple still depend on samsung??
AnonD-375420, 03 Apr 2015Trust me if the truth is what you are saying..then Samsung should have known that Apple will m... moreI can design Helicopter, but can I manufacture it????
You think before you troll... iBaby.... keep crying.....
Android27, 04 Apr 2015Samsung is a conglomerate of many units hence it has the resources.
That aside, it doesn't ... moreNobody said they did.
That's completely useless side tracking.
And as far as cameras go in fact they do make some of the best cameras.
Only the past couple years has Sony had these 20MP sensors and their tuning lets them down.
Samsung has always been at the forefront of mobile cameras. Only surpassed by Nokia. Who use Toshiba Sensors.
Samsung has many a times made their own sensors that were second only to Nokia's processing on larger Toshiba sensors. At least describing the use of the 40MP PureViews.
And they started and paved way for most of the updates in cameras up until 12MP ones.
And in the actual camera world they are starting to rival some of the biggest names with their new DSLRs.
So wanna try that one again?
Android27, 04 Apr 2015Nope, it wasn't working to begin withAre you the same person under a different name? Or speaking for them?
And what exactly do you mean nope, and it was never working to begin with?
Samsung chips are better than TSMC ones.
Samsung is a conglomerate of many units hence it has the resources.
That aside, it doesn't mean they do everything right. For instance, they don't make the best cameras, nor do they create the best IEMs.
No company does the best in everything.
Apple collects parts from different companies such as Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, lg ......... With cheap price (total production cost are $199 for 5s , $230 for 6) but sales 5 times more and unusual . Around 100% more is reasonable price. So future of apple is not good .
Apple should change name of its chip name because it is confusing with arm chips.arm has also A7,A9 series.apple chip should be i9 or any name except A9.
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2015Processors that are used in Samsung are not made from Samsung themselves...
Better they don... morehttps://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaupload/tmp/77d69f40a55c13cfc19d9deb5b27f53c24e7fd6dbdebead6cd6cb20f/original.jpg
Wanna try that again?
AnonD-309636, 03 Apr 2015Yeah, and every company that outsources different components of the product they manufacture a... more"You are just an Apple fan who cannot digest the fact that Apple will use Samsung processor.."
Not true...Samsung is only PRODUCING the chipset for Apple. Apple will not be using a "Samsung Processor" as what you are saying. Its right in the headline of the article. Just take a minutes to read (and understand) what it is about.
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2015I said at least since. Not only since. As I have not taken care to find every single phone sin... moreI am imagining you looking like a red hot lava while typing this. You sound like a typical apple hater. Bye, Felicia! Boarding my flight to Barbados for vacation XD