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Samsung Starts Production on iPhone 7 A9 Processor

News by admin on Saturday December 13, 2014.

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Samsung's involvement in the next iPhone model (iPhone 6s or iPhone 7) has been well documented with the Korean company set to make 90% of the new A9 chips that will be used in Apple products in 2015. After winning that huge contract to make the new processor with 14nm FinFET technology Samsung is readying to put the A9 into production. In fact, the company is prepping its manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas and has started making the chip this week.

The new chipset will of course improve both power and efficiency performance compared to this year's already spiffing A8. Some reports suggest the new A9 will use up 35% less energy but will still manage to add 20% more performance power, while it will also be 15% smaller. While Samsung heading into production may seem a big early in the game, these components are usually among the first made. I still expect Apple to continue developing the iPhone 6s/7 through the first half of 2015, before putting it through assembly in late summer and launching it in the fall.

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