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Bad news for Samsung as rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been predicted to account for a cool 100 percent of orders for Apple’s next-generation A10 processor expect to serve as the powerful engine for 2016 iPhones and iPads.

Taiwanese media quoted a JP Morgan analyst as saying that Samsung will be left out entirely from the lucrative contract to build these chipsets. The current A9 and A9X processors are being built by both TSMC and Samsung.

As you have probably heard by now, it’s been discovered that TSMC-built iPhones are a bit more power efficient than the ones outfitted with the Samsung-built A9 chipset.

According to the report, it’s this gap in performance and battery life between the A9 chips manufactured by TSMC and Samsung which has prompted Apple to source the A10 chipset exclusively from TSMC.

Related: find out if your iPhone 6s has a Samsung or TSMC A9 processor

The A10 chips are said to be manufactured using TSMC’s InFO architecture.

As for the current A9 and A9X chipsets, these packages are being manufactured on Samsung’s 14-nanometer process and TSMC’s 16-nanometer FinFET process technology.

Apple has confirmed that battery performance between the Samsung and TSMC variations of the iPhone 6s differs by two to three percent.

Source: UDN (Google Translate) via GforGames

  • Chris

    Sounds like a bias prediction after the stupid chipgate saga, by the time the A10 chip is designed, processes can change at both the Samsung and TSMC manufacturing sites.

    • Jackson Grong

      At 17:30 my 6S was already at 19% battery with only 1,40 h of on-screen usage and 3h of music playback, fu*k Samsung!

      • George

        Don’t be stupid, blame apple for putting in a smaller battery.

      • Jackson Grong

        Can you write it again so it’s easier for me to undestand?

      • George

        Don’t. Be. Stupid. Blame. Apple. For. Putting. A. smaller.Battery. np 🙂

      • Shingo

        both tsmc and samsung chipset has same battery mhA, how can blame on batteries?

      • George

        Because all iPhone 6s units have shitty battery.

  • diggitydang

    Didn’t they move away from Samsung on other parts too, but then came back? I feel like that was the case.

    • iPhoneWINS

      yup cause they need more volume

  • iPhoneWINS

    iPhone 7 time!!! yay

    • Kaptivator

      Haven’t gotten used to my 6s yet.

  • Preben Faarkrog Hansen

    why do they not put the A13 chip in the next iPhone ?. bet its done.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Just when Apple said that the bending iPhones was a non-issue, the 6S came out with the much sturdier aluminium and display glass. Now analysts predict this. Just goes to show that people’s complaints actually does hold water.

    • Rowan09

      We are the consumers. They didn’t go only with TMSC due to volume, so I guess they’ll have that issue solved for the iPhone 7.

  • Zen Kaojarern

    It might be true that they move to TSMC if necessary, but the reason behind it is so wrong. Apple will never put all the eggs in one basket, risking the whole product line for “one” supplier to increase just 2-3% efficiency.

  • 5723alex .

    TSMC did made 100% of A8 chips.

  • igorsky

    Good time to unload your Samsung stock.

  • George

    I’m sorry but couldn’t anyone predict this? These analysts are funny.

  • Bend gate then chip gate. Good thing to know that apple do listen.

  • Shingo

    Samsung is ready to loss profit even more in general production now……

  • ClaudieX X

    And with this… Samsung will fall deeper than where it is now…