To say that Apple and Samsung have a contentious relationship would be the understatement of the century. Further illustrating the bad blood between the two tech titans, on Monday a new report out of Asia addressed Apple's compounding desire to cut all ties with Samsung.
As MMi has reported in recent weeks, Apple is said to be interested in eliminating its reliance on Samsung for the manufacturing of its mobile processors. "According to industry sources," the Korea Times published Monday, "Apple has not collaborated with Samsung in the process to develop its A6 microprocessor used in its latest iPhone 5."
In the old days, Samsung handled the manufacturing of the processors used in earlier model iPhones. But it's now safe to say that this trend will not remain in the months and years to come.
Apple is still relying on the Korean firm to manufacture its chips but has made it clear it will no longer use its rivalís technology, according to a senior Samsung official.
For now, all signs point to Apple developing its relationship with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) for the purpose of phasing out Samsung altogether in this role.
Source: The Korea Times