Samsung to make Apple A9 chips for the next iPhone

03 April, 2015
Production of the next generation Apple A9 SoC is expected commence manufacturing in South Korea.

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JD, 03 Apr 2015Hahahahaaha to all those Samsung fanboys who say how amazing Sam... moreYou basically pointed out that Apple can't do anything by themselves whereas Samsung makes at least some of their components themselves.
And asking others to grow up is pretty ironic ;)

Never mind

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Anonymous, 03 Apr 2015sony actually dont do the camera on the s6, only time though! s4... moreActually the S6 is using the same Sony sensor used in the Note 4. But Samsung used their own improved lens for more light and wider fov.
Plus their own image processor.

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Anonymous, 03 Apr 2015Nokia had that long before Apple. Also, http://s15.postimg.org/... moreThe only one I'd improve on there is the F700. While it was announced earlier it wasn't shown until after.
Bit it was still announced and in the works.

There was also the SGH-Z610 which was released in 2006 that still had that type of design.

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Foxtrot2Novmbr, 03 Apr 2015The first original iphone already have speakers on the bottom pa... moreAlso on top of the rest you so conveniently forgot about the headphone jack.

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Anonymous, 03 Apr 2015you are wrongm this month apple signed a contract with taiwan se... moreNobody said what anything about who was making the chips. Except the memory. And that has always been made by Samsung. And even if they were not going to be this year.... They still were before. Which was relevant to what was said. Future plans are not relevant to what was said.
And I'm sorry but I don't see some randomly all of a sudden going to someone else for memory.

And it's already been shown that Samsung will make the A9 chip.

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Come on Apple just let Samsung put the Exynos chip and let it fly!!!!!!!!!

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Looks like im late to the party ;)

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Anonymous, 03 Apr 2015I said at least since. Not only since. As I have not taken care ... moreyou are wrongm this month apple signed a contract with taiwan semiconductor manufacturingCo. to make the chips.

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Foxtrot2Novmbr, 03 Apr 2015The first original iphone already have speakers on the bottom pa... moreI said at least since. Not only since. As I have not taken care to find every single phone since the dawn of time that had a bottom speaker just because apple has one.
What a ridiculous thing to base your opinion on.
And I also pointed out how onto of doing it for many years now it was only logical for their change in material to glass.

You really care where they put a Sim slot?

And what about glass back? Apple didn't invent that. Nor are they doing it anymore. And it was that or aluminum. Because they had to make a chance because all anyone did was complain about how their premium, more durable, and practical in signal/heat/access/and replacement plastic was "cheap".
And aluminum gets hotter, dents and scratches more easily, and interferes with signal more. So they chose glass.
But they did so with gorilla glass 4. IPhone never did that. And it sure never survived the drop tests the S6 has.

And for the metal side of things Samsung went with a much higher grade and durable type for the frame.
Which again both the frame and panels look different from any iPhone, ate more durable, and arguably better looking to many.

And duh they don't have a user acessable battery... They used a glass back to appease everyone whining about premium materials. Duh??? So because nobody has ever used a removable glass back before means that's copying too now? Or apple invented noon removable batteries????? Are you seriously that fooled?

SD card. So apple invented no SD cards? And again came for a reason. The new storage required all or most of the available pins to achieve the full speed it did. Adding the SD slot would have literally ate into the claimed speed of the new memory. So creating new state of the art memory that apple doesn't come close to is copying apple still???? Can you even use your brain? In fact iPhone has had extra crashing issues on top of the already present iOS crashing issues because of cheaper memory.
Now what exactly prevented them from being able to add the extra pins to have both is another question. Whether it was time, space, ability, or what.

And about the storage options... Now apple invented having memory options??? And who do you think designs and makes those memory chips that apple uses? Samsung.
And the iPhone 6 does not have a 32gb version. The base is 16gb and jumps to 64gb. And prior models never had a 128gb.
And they are definitely not the new advanced ufs 2.0 memory chips Samsung is using. So where on Earth is that copying??????


And you dare tell me to learn my history???

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JD, 03 Apr 2015Hahahahaaha to all those Samsung fanboys who say how amazing Sam... moresony actually dont do the camera on the s6, only time though! s4 s5 both by sony though

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Hahahahaaha to all those Samsung fanboys who say how amazing Samsung is by making processors for Apple..... Grow up.... Samsung is just a vendor who makes chip designed by Apple.... They don't design their processors as if this would be the case, iPhones and their relatively low specs would be the biggest lagging machines out there...... By the way,,,,, does fanboys know that Samsung is using other manufacturers to make their parts as well? Example: Galaxy S6 - camera module is made by Sony and guess what? And Edge display, isn't made by Samsung either! Just Google it!

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Anonymous, 03 Apr 2015Don't reply to srb! They are just trolling the page for kicks. ... moreI just say facts. Look who is the most valuable brand in the world and at what difference from samsung. I just did the math,im not trolling look at forbes IF they also are not trolls in your eyes

Foxtrot2Novmbr, 03 Apr 2015The first original iphone already have speakers on the bottom pa... moreIsn't crApple still milking it's loyal sheepies with 16Gb storage option?

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Foxtrot2Novmbr, 03 Apr 2015The first original iphone already have speakers on the bottom pa... moreNokia had that long before Apple.
Also, http://s15.postimg.org/5efulqfln/download.jpg
Enjoy your online education lesson - the whole tech industry is build ONLY by stealing and copying things. If at this point you even care who is copying who, you're doing it wrong.

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Foxtrot2Novmbr, 03 Apr 2015The first original iphone already have speakers on the bottom pa... moreLove this comment.

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AnonD-284531, 03 Apr 2015What an idiotic comment, Apple is a minute part of Samsung's bus... morewhen apple is a bigger company?? all they are doing is outsorcing there production to save costs, its not like samsung are developing the tech!

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thgun2, 03 Apr 2015I just don't get Samsungs logic. Making chips for Apple when App... morebecause iPhone is Samsung device. LOL!

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AnonD-284531, 03 Apr 2015What an idiotic comment, Apple is a minute part of Samsung's bus... mored

Anonymous, 03 Apr 2015The iPhone 6 uses the frame and shape if devices like the note 1... moreThe first original iphone already have speakers on the bottom part which is already available since it was released in 2008. Samsung Copied first.
Only Speaker grills & headphone jack at the bottom? What about the location of the sim card slot which is also the same location at the right side?
Iphone 4 and 4s has glass back which was mock by the others. Now, Samsung followed them by also designing a glass back on the S6 and S6 edge.
The "No external memory card", and "Not removable back cover". Plus, an offer to get 3 tier storage starting from 32Gb to 128gb. Isn't that following apple?
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