Apple Sticks With Samsung for A6 Chip Production

By , Oct 17, 2011

Despite the ongoing legal battles going on around the world between Apple and Samsung, it seems that the firm from Cupertino has decided to stick with the Korean electronics giant for the production of its upcoming A6 chip.

According to Korea Times’ informers, the chip will be manufactured in Samsung’s plant in Texas…

“Apple has been in talks with Samsung over shipment of its A6 quad-core mobile processor (AP) chips to be used in the next iPhone. It appears that Apple clearly has concluded that Samsung remains a critical business partner,” an executive from an Apple parts supplier based in Korea said on condition of anonymity.  He said that Samsung has been increasing the output of the Apple-designed A6 chips in its manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas.

This will help warm up relationships between the two companies? Probably not, but we can always hope.

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  • T

    Off topic but is anyone have issues with their airplay since updating to IOS5. I can not seem to get mine to work on my iPhone or ipod. But it works when airplaying from my computer.

    • Alex

      AIRSPRAY!

  • Joey Johari

    There is great news….really hope that this kind of deal could ease the tension for both companies……they should work together for a better Communication future…..at the end of the day we consumers benefit from the communication industries…..:)

  • v00v

    i wonder how fast will it be with the a6 chip

  • Roli

    quad core 1.2 Ghz and 1 gig of ram would be beauthiful :-)

    • James

      Don’t be stupid, wtf could you possibly need 4 processors for on a phone, some computers aren’t even that powerful and there is nothing to justify that on a phone .. I suppose making calls, sending texts, taking occasional pictures and playing Angry Birds requires 4 processors, as if !!

      • Alex

        Hey, it’s just some wishing. ;)

      • Roli

        the A6 will be quad… so 1.2 ghz it’s nice and 1 gig RAM. I wonder how will the battery handle it

      • Acolz

        He’s not stupid – we could get 1920×1080 (or rather 1080×1920) 4″ screen on next iPhone. The games would be awesome and everything!

      • moob

        it seems some killjoy has completely missed the point, can never have too much power, more the merrier :P

    • javierE186

      Yes a quad at 1.2 ghz would be awesome, but I would like at least 1.5 gb of ram because if that phone comes out I’ll keep it until like the iPhone 8 or 9. Or when Apple makes a phone that can brush my teeth, do my homework and walk my dog. XD

      P.S. Do not worry about James he just has a stick up his ass ;) . It’s not about needed it now but you never know in the future plus, if it does come out you can keep it for a long time, just how phones were kept once upon a time.

  • Ehab

    So it confirmed that A6 is a quad core??
    Then samsung is gonna try to make something a little better, I dont think competition can end up that easy! Samsung has been dieing to produce something close to Apple’s product-quality.. Theyre gonna be beyond happy to know how their smart chips actually work.

  • Jason

    they don’t hate each other, apple is just pissed that they copy some of their stuff, but samsung has the ability to manufacture great products, they just need to design them themselves..

    • Ken

      +1

  • Fitu

    That’s the phone I’m going to get! :D

    • moob

      yup, the 4s is old news already, bring on the 5 !! :D

  • http://twitter.com/#!/xiSoto Soto

    I could careless if the next phone has an i9 intel, I just want a 4.0 inch screen and good battery.

  • Polemicist

    Let me go put on my surprised face…

  • Xepptizz

    Just a supercharged battery will do. Only functional features justify a food processor and ram imo, offline Siri for instance, though that would be the opposit way Apple is going. It’s stupid actually, so never mind.

  • Virgin boy in america

    Im going to invent adjustable screen so can specify how big u want ur screen to b hihihi

  • Virgin boy in america

    Im going to invent adjustable screen so can specify how big u want ur screen to b hihihi l

  • http://www.gfxcasa.com john mista

    This is not surprising. Apple was probably looking for a little more free, but the way, Samsung has built and operated by the prosecution in the area of ​​mobile, not really affect the next chip.

  • nitesaver

    This is just a dealing buisiness.
    I want your appearance, you look good.
    I want your internal organs. you look healthy.
    Ok. let’s deal with better price each other. and we should get more attentions over rather other companies through international news everydays.

  • http://teens-and-kids.blogspot.com/ hiba Msi

    nice phone