The company Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd , commonly known as TSMC, will supply Apple with the new iPhone future processors, the presumably iPhone 7 . At least that is what the South Korean newspaper Electronic Times , which earlier today released the information citing anonymous industry sources, says.
The main reason for this agreement with Apple would be, according to the South Korean media, the company’s jump in quality -for example in the manufacture of 10 nanometer chips- leaving behind its great competitor, Samsung.
It is true that TSMC has already produced processors for a single generation of iPhone, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus , both with the A8 chip. However, last year, Apple opted to take back Samsung -who would work together with TSMC- in the production of the A9. This change of mind was largely due to TSMC’s slow production, causing delays in the production of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, outpacing supply.
The outcome of this decision is known to most of us. In the production of the A9 chips of both companies there are physical differences , which are reflected in the operation of the devices. The difference with more repercussion between the users is the duration of the battery between those who have TSMC and Samsung chip, being of two hours more of autonomy the advantage of those who have the chip of the Taiwanese company on those of Samsung.
This failure of Samsung and the growth in both quality and the possibility of increasing TSMC production, would have been the determining factors in the choice of the Taiwanese brand as the sole supplier of the A10 chip of the presumed iPhone 7.
TSMC is expected to enter full production of the next generation of Cupertino’s company processors in June according to 9to5Mac.