As Apple-Samsung Relationship Deteriorates, Apple Switches Parts Supplier Starting with the A7 Chip

Apple A6 ChipAlthough Apple designs and markets iOS devices, they don’t take part in the actual production. The parts come from various semiconductor companies in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea mostly. They are then assembled into the finished product by Foxconn, a Taiwanese firm, in their China plant. Samsung is one of the major suppliers of iOS device parts, they produce the flash memory chips, the working memory chips and the main processors like the A6 on the iPhone 5 and A6X with Retina display on the iPad. As the Apple-Samsung relationship continues break down the companies face a set of problems. Read More