“Contrary to recent rumors, Samsung has won the contract to produce Apple’s next-generation A-series processor and will do so at the same Texas facility that churns out the 64-bit A7 at the heart of the iPhone 5s and iPad Air, according to a new report from South Korea,” Shane Cole reports for AppleInsider.
“An unnamed Samsung official told ZDNet Korea that a manufacturing agreement has already been signed and that engineers from both companies are working together to ramp up production,” Cole reports. “Shipments of the so-called ‘A8’ will reportedly begin this fall, around the same time that many expect Apple to unveil new models of its mobile devices.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Suggestion for a rhetorical question that Samsung’s legal team should slip into the next episode of the never ending series of Apple v. Samsung trials:
“If what we’re doing is so wrong, why does Apple keep doing business with us to the tune of tens of billions of dollars per year?”
We’d also have loved to hear a version of that question posed to Apple CEO Tim Cook during the AAPL shareholders’ meeting. Oh, well, maybe next year.
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