iPhone 6S A9 Chip Production Started by TSMC and Samsung
It is reported that the production of A9 chips for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus has begun [the company should release two new models in the fall]. The next devices will run iOS 9 [if you updated to this beta firmware by accident you can download iOS 9 to iOS 8.4] and get a faster and improved A9 processor.
According to news, the Cupertino-based giant is still working with TSMC and Samsung Electronics companies when producing the chips for its future smartphones. It tried to find replacement for Samsung but hasn’t succeeded yet and thus this firm continues to make chipsets for popular iOS devices.
The source that mentions iPhone 6S A9 chip production start is unknown. These might be rumors but we all know that a lot of rumors regarding Apple devices often turn to be true. If the companies really began the mass production of Apple A9 processor – this means we’ll see the new line of ‘fruit’ handsets in 2015 just as promised and expected by a lot of analysts.
Apple updates its iPhones every year. Beginning with iPhone 5c and iPhone 5S launch it started to release two models a year. Last fall the company introduced iPhone 6 and even bigger iPhone 6 Plus. This year it is expected to launch iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus [also dubbed as iPhone 7].
As report also mentions, Apple made Samsung to change its new chip’s mask patterns. This took some time and the new modification is already being used for mass production of iOS chipsets. The TSMC company is believed to just create new processors based on 16nm FinFET used in the 4th quarter.
If this is true Samsung is major Apple’s supplier for iPhone 7 processors. Such information was already revealed earlier and thus it seems to match the previous predictions.
This year’s iPhones will have more features than iPhone 6 Plus / iPhone 6. They might get Force Touch option, new apps and improved options.