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iPhone 6 A8 processor will not be made by Samsung, reports suggest

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The iPhone 6 A8 processor may not be made by Samsung, according to a new report.

Despite ongoing legal battles with Samsung over alleged patent violations, Apple has continuously had to rely on the South Korean electronics manufacturer to make its processing chips.

However, a new report from Taiwanese news site TechNews Taiwan suggests that Apple will terminate the relationship for the iPhone 6’s A8 processor.

The report outlines that Apple may shift all A8 processor production responsibilities to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

This is apparently due to low A8 processor yields using a 20nm manufacturing process, which has caused Apple to look elsewhere for its production line.

 Earlier reports suggested that Apple had signed a TSMC deal for the Apple A8 processor for the iPhone 6 and update to the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display.

Apparently Samsung is still on to produce the Apple A9 processor though, but it will be split between it and TSMC.

This reported deal could be the first sign of a definitive split between Apple and Samsung, but to be honest this is inevitable.

Samsung and Apple are the giants of the mobile market and it would make sense for them not to be associated with each other in the future.

The iPhone 6 is due to debut in the latter half of 2014 alongside the heavily rumoured Apple iWatch.

Rumours suggest the iPhone 6 will come with iOS 8, a health-focused version of Apple’s mobile OS and build on the fingerprint scanning technology introduced by the iPhone 5S.

It is rumoured to have a larger screen size of around 4.8-inches and a higher 1,920 x 1080p full HD resolution.

The 8-megapixel camera resolution is tipped to stay the same, but Apple is expected to introduce a larger and better lens with the iPhone 6.

Read more: iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5S – What to expect

Via: IBTimes

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