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Apple to use a Snapdragon chipset for the affordable iPhone, taps the TSMC foundry

0. phoneArena 08 Mar 2013, 02:33 posted on

The big news here is that Apple is tapping TSMC for producing the 28nm Snapdragon chipsets for the cheaper iPhone, which means Samsung will potentially lose a lot of business for its Austin, Texas foundry, which is currently making the iPhone and iPad chips...

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posted on 08 Mar 2013, 02:41 13

1. hipnotika (Posts: 283; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


apple is losing their prestige day by day.... what a poor movement..
rip steve jobs.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 02:45 9

2. jsdechavez (Posts: 700; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


The polycarbanate or fiberglass iphone will surely copy the Lumia colors.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 02:54 8

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


Yup, it will definitely looks like lumia with that colourful back, only different is the white plate on the front :)

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 10:02 3

15. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5075; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Does this means that Nokia is gonna sue Apple?

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 03:54 4

5. rusticguy (Posts: 2820; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Only after patenting the chemical that will be used for Glaze effect :D

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 03:15 1

4. Taters (Posts: 2599; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Will be interesting to see the sales numbers of a non premium Apple product. I also wonder if this is only for specific countries or world wide.

We shall I see. I agree with the above poster though, they should have kept their premium association rather than enter the budget market. It might dilute their premium branding. Although I guess their outdated specifications will dilute it eventually when people finally catch on.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 03:55

6. rusticguy (Posts: 2820; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


How much extra would they want over Micromax A116 for same specs as A116?

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 04:09 1

7. SEULATER (banned) (Posts: 10; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Apple going on the low
Now using cheap Snadragon, commercial, not using, Exynos....
I wonder what will they come up with next
Its time to roll down

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 04:18 4

8. nikenturd (unregistered)


LOL, poor Apple.....what's next.... a $50 feature phone?

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 04:20 1

9. nikenturd (unregistered)


In a true typical Apple business fashion, they will going to cut all corners to make it affordable...I mean $400 -ish affordable

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:49 1

10. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5075; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


let me guess.....A Physical home button again?????

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 06:06 3

11. buccob (Posts: 1313; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Now iPhone followers will beat eachother like they used to pick on Android users.... They will call the user of the affordable iPhone "poor" and "cheap"...

And it will be funny..

Its sad to see comments today of an apple user telling an android one that he/she is envy because of money... and assuming that the decision to use android was not base on choice but on economic situation...

Anyway I will always enjoy my Android... be it my expensive S3 (that was stolen from me) or my cheaper Sony Xperia acro s....

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 07:56 3

13. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Ok....what am I missing.... Couldnt Apple just use their custom chip....and just make the phone cheaper? So....going to an outside source...is cheaper than using your own? And doesnt using a different chip risk more fragmentation?

Custom Apple chips dont do LTE well?

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 08:37 2

14. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Tim's gonna earn himself a new nickname in Cupertino. The Cannibal.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 16:13

16. MC1123 (Posts: 1231; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


uuuhhhmmm...why they'll use qualcomm SoC? that would just mess up with the iOS apps...

why not sell iPhone 4/4S for $199 off contract? that would make sense!

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