Apple, with their continued efforts to distance themselves from Samsung, isn't doing too well. Despite their long-drawn courtroom battles with the Korean company, it is Samsung who produces the Apple A7 chipset that powers the iPhone 5S, iPad Mini 2 and the iPad Air. Fresh reports say that Apple has reached out to both TSMC and Samsung to produce the Apple A9 chipset in 2015. The new chip will power the 2015 iPhone and iPad refresh models and will be based on a new 14nm manufacturing process. Samsung will reportedly produce 30-40% of the chips, whereas TSMC will churn out the rest.
Meanwhile, Samsung is allegedly working on their very own 14nm Exynos 6 Octa, based on 64-bit ARM Cortex A57 and Cortex A53 cores. The first device to be powered by the said chipset could be the Galaxy S5. We won't have to wait more than two or three months to find out if that is true.