The question of who will supply Apple with its processor chips is always changing. According to the innumerable rumors, sometimes Samsung wins the bulk. Other times, TMSC takes the lead. Intel has even been known to take part in the bidding war for the coveted spot as top supplier for the A series processor chip. A new rumor has just made its way down the pipeline that, by 2016, Samsung will have garnered 80 percent of Apple’s supply of a 14-nanometer processor chip.
According to Korea Times, an unnamed source told the Korea Times that Samsung and Apple have made an agreement for the former to produce the processors for next year for the iPhone and iPad line of products. If true, this pushes Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) back into second place as the largest supplier of A series chips.