It’s official, Samsung and Apple are breaking up for real this time. After several lawsuits on design patents for the companies’ tablets and an increased battle for more market share in the mobile industry, we are learning that starting 2014 Apple will no longer be using the Samsung-made chips in its devices.
It should be noted that since Apple began selling iPhones and iPads, the American firm has been using processors that are built by rival Samsung. Starting 2014, Apple will begin using chips manufactured by the Taiwanese firm Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) who is already providing chips for Qualcomm, AMD and even Nvidia.
We hope that it is a wise decision on Apple’s behalf as it would appear that Apple had expressed its desire to include TSMC chips in its devices in the past but that the processors failed to meet Apple’s standards at the time.