A9 processor chips iPhone iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were manufactured by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manifacturing Company) and Samsung. However, for the Apple iPhone 7 set aside to Samsung, TSMC entrusting be the sole supplier.
And, it seems, Apple also forget Samsung in the development and manufacturing of the iPhone 8 A11 chip for TSMC .
According to the article in the Economic Daily News of China:
> "TSMC is currently the exclusive manufacturing company Apple A10 chip that will power the next iPhone set for launch in September 2016. TSMC will continue as a supplier in the new generation of processors built with 10nm FinFET process A11."
It is said that TSMC is having a technological race against rivals South Korea, Samsung, and that at the moment is leading in the development of processes of 10 nanometers.
The tests performed on the processor the iPhone 6s showed that TSMC chips offered greater autonomy on drums, while Samsung chips had a lower battery life, as indicated in 9to5macfriends . Although this could mean that the Samsung processor is more powerful, so it requires more energy.
IPhone processor 8
Anyway, as iOS users learned that their iPhone 6s had processors Samsung, they began to criticize the company bite the apple for doing business with its South Korean rival. Something that could have contributed to the change of plans Apple.
A part of the new A10 (or A9X) iPhone processor 7, it is said that the smartphone next generation will have new options with more storage, dual camera, a new color, and a Home Force Touch button, in addition to the withdrawal of the jack 3.5 mm. for some supposed EarPods Lightning or Bluetooth.
Moreover, the iPhone 8 could arrive with AMOLED screen, and could have a rear casing made of glass . Few rumors are known about the iPhone 8 Apple, but keep reporting.