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iPhone 6 again rumored to see Apple begin moving away from Samsung for chip production

iPhone 6 A8 Production

Samsung was still very much a part of Apple’s latest flagship iPhone 5s, having been tasked with building the 64-bit A7 processor Apple designed to power the new handset. With the next-generation A8 processor that will power the iPhone 6 and other mobile devices in 2014, however, Apple will reportedly begin backing away from Samsung. According to South Korean newspaper Hankyung, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will be charged with building as much as 70% of the A8 inventory Apple will use over the lifetime of its next product generation. Samsung will still handle 30% to 40% of Apple’s A8 orders, according to the report. Earlier reports claimed Apple would completely dump Samsung and use TSMC to build the iPhone 6’s processor.

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Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.