“The rumor mills be churning once more, this time with talk of no Samsung and no integrated LTE inside the next generation A8 chipset,” Richard Devine reports for iMore. “The first of those comes out of Taiwan and claims that TSMC and not the Korean giant will be tasked with production of the A8 due to low yield.”
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“The second rumor makes mention of LTE, and that Apple will once more turn to Qualcomm to satisfy future devices needs for high-speed mobile data,” Devine reports. “Fudzilla: ‘Apple on the other hand will focus on making a fast 64-bit ARM-based successor to the Cyclone-based Apple A7, possibly codenamed A8, and this chip will once again be a big piece of silicon without an integrated LTE modem. Apple will continue to use Qualcomm’s external LTE chip for next iPhone.'”
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