Samsung and Apple are two rivals in the smartphones industry but now apparently both the concerns are restarting their partnership. In this regard, Samsung reportedly signed an agreement with Apple on July 14 to supply application processors for iPhone.
According to a news report by the Economic Daily, Samsung Electronics will supply application processors to Apple for iPhone from 2015. With the new agreement, Samsung will supply 14 nano A9 chips to Apple for the iPhone 7, which is expected to be released in the second half of 2015. The chips will be designed on 14 nano FinFET technology which will be especially developed for the iPhone.
Samsung Electronics was earlier the sole supplier of application processors and the company was the supplier of the processor which was found in the first Apple iPhone in 2007. But both the companies were started maintaining a distance after the time when Samsung was engaged in patent disputes with Apple. In this regard, Apple partnered with the Taiwanese chip manufacturer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), to get 20 nano AP A8 chips for iPhone.
To compete Samsung smartphones, Apple even excluded Samsung memory chips including mobile DRAMs from the latest iPhone 5 manufacturing. Recently a news report also revealed that Apple deals with TSMC to develop application processors for iPhone and iPad devices. The deal for reportedly for the supply of chips in the year 2014 but Samsung Electronics would still supply a major share of chips for Apple devices throughout the year 2014 as well.