That sweet deal with Apple may be coming to an end, a Korean publication tips, as Samsung has eventually won back Apple's chip business. The deal reportedly came through when Kwon Oh-hyun, Samsung's VP for the LSI chip and memory division, visited Apple headquarters to talk details back in June. Since then, Samsung has allegedly ordered extreme ultra violet lithography machines, which are the latest and greatest equipment in chipset making, and these are said to be put aside solely for making 7nm processors
for the iPhones that will land in 2018 with Apple A12 processors inside.
Since next year's crop is expected to be made entirely with OLED displays
, Samsung has reportedly managed to convince Apple that there are synergies and savings to be made if it, as the world's largest OLED panel and chip maker
, is tasked with producing both elements for the future iPhones that Apple is envisioning. Samsung already listed the most profitable quarter in its history
, buoyed mainly by the display, chip and memory divisions, so we can only imagine what its quarters will look like if it manages to win both Apple's display and processor orders for the next iPhones.