Apple Seals Deal With TSMC To Produce Chips For iOS Products
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is a fairly famous chip maker in Asia, and it appears that Apple has finally inked a deal with TSMC to provide chips for its iOS products. The deal was pending for a huge amount of time as TSMC worked towards meeting Apple's high standards, according to the report. In fact, talks started in 2010, but have just now resulted in a deal.
The company should start mass production of 20nm chips early in 2014, but it's unclear when (or if) Apple will fully cut ties with Samsung's chip department. Either way, it's totally probable that the iPhone 6 will be the first iPhone in a long, long time to ship with a totally new chip design.