Report: Apple looks to replace Samsung as chip vendor

An analyst has been spreading the word that Apple is ready to lessen its chip dependency on Samsung and is supposedly working with TSMC on a 20nm chip; this is confirmed by a source in the semiconductor industry while yet another report says that Apple will use TSMC for its quad-core chips...
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25. wendygarett unregistered

Launcher?? No thanks :)

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So apple won't get more also???

125. willard12 unregistered

I think he means that android will pass apple when he says "more apps". Considering about 100,000 of apple's apps are specifically for iPad, they probably already passed them.

37. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Really? The iPhone 5 is the fastest phone AVAILABLE right now.

60. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

According to benchmarks

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

According to all the tech sites, reviews, and YouTube videos it can.

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well how many n the google play store haven't been downloaded? A lot of the apps n both stores are junk, malicious, and boring. There's probably only 4000-5000 really useful apps, if that many. Google play, and apples App Store r loaded with useless fart apps, and animal sound apps.

127. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

yeah but difference is apple fans like yourself always use the app store as a reason why the iphone is better, you measure a phone by how many apps it has available not but the quality of the actual phone. so when someone points out there are more useless apps that arent needed on the app store what do you do, straight away go at google play. defualt setting for apple trolls attach android when there precious apple are criticised in any way

55. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Where is NonSequitr and chatoicrazar.....

58. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They'll b here any minute :(

23. Xperia.pendragon

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

XD i like it goojoongya!!!

4. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

Yeapy..... Yeapy .....

6. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

wow i can't believe that Apple is totally ostracizing themselves like this.. and this is nothing against Apple's hardware, they make a pretty amazing product, howver their politics i just do not understand... i'm sure it isn't what it seems and they're NOT throwing a temper tantrum against samsung because now they're finally starting to lose all their frivilous lawsuits.... but that's me not taking a side lol

34. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Well remember that all these guys are Apple's competitors. Samsung is a manufacturer, true, but they also make their own devices that compete directly with Apple. Same goes with Google. We may not like Apple Maps, but at some point they would have had to take their direct competitor's product off iOS. It would be the equivalent of being the Ford CEO and buying engines from Honda instead of building your own (although the car market is far broader). This is something that would happen eventually. Also, this is also a big loss for Samsung. Apple is their number one client. If the number one smartphone and tablet maker is going somewhere else for their parts, Samsung is going to lose a lot of business because of it. And that's not picking sides...just open comment.

53. Aeires unregistered

First paragraph I agree with. It's sad that it had to come to this, but that's the way mobile seems to be going. Second paragraph is interesting, I can't help but think of Forest Economics when I read things like that. While Samsung will be losing a big customer, their production demands will just be filled with other customers who now have opportunities to use Samsung as a supplier. Judging by the success of the Galaxy and Note series, Samsung's biggest customer will be Samsung. Samsung is big enough and successful enough, they'll survive without Apple. Will Apple do well without Samsung quality? That remains to be seen.

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Both companies will thrive, as well as miss each others components and business. U can't lose your number one client, and not feel the sting at least for awhile. Also u can't lose your number one component maker and not feel the sting for awhile. Apples feeling the sting of replacing maps, but anyone that thinks they won't rebound is silly...same goes for Samsung.

75. JeffdaBeat unregistered

And I mean, don't get me wrong. Samsung will indeed do just fine. But Apple is guaranteed business for them. If Apple's business is getting better, so is Samsung. It just sucks to not have that sure thing in your pocket anymore. Other companies can fill the void, but how much of it will they fill? What if those projects don't do as well? Samsung just doesn't have the sure thing anymore.

86. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's true

54. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well written, unbiased, and true bro.

65. Hemlocke unregistered

Well written explanation. I was shocked that it took Apple this long to remove manufacturers and companies who are competitors from the iPhone ecosystem, although there are still a few exceptions. LG still makes screens, and it would take massive ramping of IGZO in-cell display production by Sharp, who is a competitor to a much lesser degree than LG, for Apple to cut them out of the equation.

7. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Yes! Get rid of Samsung crap, apple and once you're not depending on Samsung for anything................. KILL THEM..... SUE THEM

89. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Darkknight your crazy man lmao. U sound like the lady from that Stephen King movie The Mist lol.

130. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

The dark knight is not crazy. He is a silent guardian, a watchful protector, A DARK KNIGHT.

10. Topcat488

Posts: 1414; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Back in the ole days the saying was... Never change a winning combination, but it seems that Apple is blind with madness. Going from a good Map to a crap map. Now they want to change the best part of the iphone overall (The Samsung Chips). Good luck with that in the future... (O_o) Not... hehehe

73. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Apple will have to switch from being a "Recipe" company to a real manufacturing company making each and everything that goes into their so called sexy devices. If that happens then i guess Iphone will costs $12000.00 as apple wants 300% profit in everything that they do. Whoever makes parts for Apple will always foray into that market of making device also as greater profit is in value addition rather than supplying raw matrerials. So perhaps we are looking at Apple playing a game of musical chairs with all suppliers in coming years and more apologies from Tim Cook for one thing or the other :)

120. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shhhhhhhhhh too much hot air

14. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

It's funny how the sheepple think this is a step forward for apple when it just further proves that apple knows Samsung, Google, and Android altogether have surpassed its device capabilities.

76. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Absolutely not. Apple and Samsung are competitors. Apple and Google are competitors. Why would you have your competitors be your suppliers as well? Even in drug dealing, this doesn't happen.

87. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

People just don't get it bro. Apple knows exactly what's its doing. It's a smart move also, competitor independence is needed n this day and age. Some people get on apple about maps, but ignore the fact that the main reason the moved from google early was due to googles refusal to allow turn by turn on googles iOS map app. Apple saw the need to go their own route. So b it.

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