Majority of iPhone Processors Are Made by Samsung
Samsung will provide about three quarters of all processor chips used in the next iPhone, according the South Korean business newspaper Maeli Business based on anonymous sources.
Reliable? Well, what is a fact is that Samsung was also previously involved in the production of the A7-chip that was used in the iPhone 5S. The A8, which is in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, however, is produced exclusively by the Taiwanese competitor TSMC. So this rumour could possibly be true.
Also, despite the fierce competition between Samsung and Apple in the smartphone market, the two companies in the production together more often. Samsung is also supplying working memory for use on iPhones and according to an earlier rumor also produce batteries and flash memory for Apple.
Moreover, Samsung is already producing all processor chips, used in their own Galaxy S6. In previous Galaxy S devices was partly used Qualcomm chips.
Snapdragon 810 Overheating
The recent Snapdragon 810 Qualcomm has developed for new high-end smartphones. But recently Samsung reported overheating problems. However, Qualcomm denies this and also LG which uses the Snapdragon 810 in its new G Flex 2, says not to experience this problem.
Nevertheless, the Wall Street Journal recently reported from an anonymous source that Qualcomm is working on a new version of the Snapdragon 810 for use in Samsung devices. Which would be expected in March, though it is unclear whether that is fast enough for use in the Galaxy S6. The announcement of this device is expected in early March at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Also, LG, Sony and HTC supposedly show interest in the new Snapdragon chips.