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Samsung being called upon by Apple for some A8 production?

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Samsung being called upon by Apple for some A8 production?
Samsung and Apple go together like...well, you can't really think of a partnership where two rivals battle it out in court, lusting after each one's blood and money, and then work together to create the device that causes all of the problems to begin with! It almost sounds crazy enough to be AMC's new hot drama now that Breaking Bad is over.

The hot news warming the chill from our hands Sunday evening, comes from The Korean Economic Daily. The report says that despite talk that TSMC would be handling the silicon chores for the production of the Apple A8 processor, Korean based Samsung will still be producing 30% to 40% of the Apple A8 chips that come out of the foundries. Apple might be playing it safe with the 20nm process involved and the gang in Cupertino might feel better with a name they trust (ironically) filling in the gaps.

Neither Apple nor Samsung has commented, so keep in mind that this, for now at least, is purely speculation.

source: Engadget

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posted on 29 Sep 2013, 22:34

1. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Thats why there so great::: Apple-X-Samsung

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 09:15

21. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

Its like Rice and Beans LOL. Its pretty funny samsung can produce a better chip than most other chip makers but wont make one for itself that solid and higher outputs than others.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 22:54

2. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

Well, that's hardly surprising.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 23:00 1

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

A battle in Seattle, a partnership of friendship. That's how their relationship goes.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 23:04

4. chemhaz (Posts: 161; Member since: 04 May 2012)

It seems Apple needs Sammy more so, increase your prices so Apple can pass it on 10 fold to customers and make their phones even more expensive.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 23:05 6

5. skuld (Posts: 44; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)

here they go again!

day1: apple loves samsung.
day 2: apple hates samsung.
day 3: apple loves samsung again.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 23:09 5

6. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

day 4: apple kisses samsung.
day 5: samsung slaps apple..

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 23:36 4

8. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

day 6: samsung eats apple
day 7: samsung becomes the king(for now...)

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 23:50 5

9. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

day 8: a8 chip made out of samsung poop lol

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 00:05 4

11. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

And that's how the earth was created in 7days.. Dan dan daaaaan.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 15:54 1

19. jaychildz (Posts: 129; Member since: 31 May 2013)


posted on 29 Sep 2013, 23:33 2

7. Navaid (Posts: 46; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)

Hate Apple's suing & patent stuff, but these silly things force other company's to innovate or die. Hence, more power to all customers ♥

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 00:02 1

10. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Apple probably realized Samsung was the only company that had the resources to make them custom chips.

It would be like them trying to break away from Intel or AMD or nvidia on their laptops/desktops and create their own chip/ pay someone to do it. When Intel/AMD/Nvidia are the only ones that could actually produce them a good x86 chip/graphics card.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 05:34

16. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

By "only," you mean "30-40% of only," right? It sounds like they have their 60-70% locked up with TSMC.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:16

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 25120; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

He conveniently, fan boyishly, Sammitishly ignored that part.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 00:57

12. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

They can't live and survive without each other such is their relationship. :)

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 01:16

13. Trex95 (Posts: 1130; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)

Brothers from different mother. But i'm still wondering why Samsung can't success yet with there Octa core and Mali GPU!

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 01:28 1

14. techaman (unregistered)

Its funny if samsung Stopped helping Apple, Apple would drop off the face of the earth but if Apple stopped helping the Samsung nothing would happen because Apple doesn't help anybody on the other hand I think if Apple and Samsung got together made a phone it would be pretty much the greatest phone ever as long as Apple was open for a little bit of open source

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 04:59

15. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)

the irony

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 09:39

18. AKumar47 (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)

30-40 percent of apples shares to Samsung, maybe.. haha!

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 23:44

20. lnguyen7186 (Posts: 27; Member since: 30 May 2011)

Money =labor = samsung= chips and here come apple iPhone, love it!

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 09:15

22. harvestcellular (Posts: 26; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

Only in corporate business can you try and put import blocks on your competitor, have a team (army) of lawyers suing each other over patents and other items AND work together where it makese business sense to outsource certain tasks. Gotta live business!

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