Samsung will allegedly supply up to 75% of Apple’s next-generation A9 chips that will power the next-generation iPhone. South Korean newspaper Maeil Business (via Reuters) reports Samsung will supply the lion’s share of the processors, which will be produced at the company’s Austin. Texas facility.
Last month Korea’s ET News reported that Samsung had begun work on the A9 chip at it’s Austin plant. While both Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will be producing the A9 chip, Samsung will be the primary supplier in a deal reportedly worth billions.
A report last month noted that Apple would be more reliant on Samsung for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch components.
The A9 chip is expected to power Apple’s next-generation iPhone, and likely the next-generation iPad and iPad mini. Although Apple is widely expected to launch a larger iPad Pro later this year, it is expected to be powered by an Apple A8X processor.