Samsung being called upon by Apple for some A8 production?

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



1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

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

21. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 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.

2. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Well, that's hardly surprising.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

4. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 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.

5. skuld

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

here they go again! day1: apple loves samsung. day 2: apple hates samsung. day 3: apple loves samsung again.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

8. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

9. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

day 8: a8 chip made out of samsung poop lol

11. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

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

19. jaychildz

Posts: 144; Member since: May 31, 2013


7. Navaid

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 05, 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 ♥

10. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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.

16. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He conveniently, fan boyishly, Sammitishly ignored that part.

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

13. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

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

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

15. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

the irony

18. AKumar47

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

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

20. lnguyen7186

Posts: 27; Member since: May 30, 2011

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

22. harvestcellular

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 11, 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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