Samsung built A7 processor rocks the new Apple iPhone 5s

Samsung built A7 processor rocks the new Apple iPhone 5s
Samsung has provided many of the parts for the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad over the years. But this year, there were some who believed that Apple had reached an agreement with TSMC to replace Samsung as the provider of the A7 processor that drives the Apple iPhone 5s. But apparently that deal won't ttake affect until 2014. The recent tear down of the new full-feature iPhone 5s that we told you about a couple of days ago, revealed that the A7 comes from Samsung using its 28nm process. Apple and Samsung are the tech world's version of the  Hatfields and McCoys.

The rivalry between the two is pretty intense, and yet Apple relies on Samsung for key parts used in the device that is its most important. This is akin to having Pepsi fill up those famous little glass Coke bottles. While both sides are eager in a courtroom setting to appear as though they hate each other's guts, somewhere there is a Samsung rep and an Apple parts buyer who can always get together and shake hands on a deal.

source: Chipworks, via Phandroid

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1570 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x


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