You read the headline… Duh we’re getting an iphone 6 next year, have you not kept up with Apple’s “an iphone a year keeps your stock up top” saying? A chinese Chinese newspaper is claiming that Apple is already working on the future of their current A5 chip that will be dubbed the obvious A6.
Talking about the next of the next generation iphone is a bit ridiculous but we’re sure your bound to be bored and have nothing better to do.
Today’s rumor comes from Chinese newspaper Commerical Times which claims that the A6 chip will manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). The newspaper cites analyst Dan Heyler who is a semiconductor analyst at Merrill Lynch, a financial management and advisory company:
TSMC stands a good chance of winning orders for Apple’s A6 processors, the paper quoted Dan Heyler, a semiconductor analyst with Merrill Lynch in Taipei, as indicating. But even if TSMC grabs all Apple’s tablet chip orders for 2012, sales generated from the orders will account for only 2% of TSMC’s overall sales for the year, Heyler was quoted as saying.
Keep in mind that the A4 and A5 chips were manufactured by Samsung Electronics. If TSMC wins the orders of the A6 processor for the iPhone 6, it would certainly be a loss for Samsung:
Apple reportedly continues to contract Samsung Electronics to manufacture its A5 processors, using the foundry’s 45nm process, the Commercial Times quoted industry sources as saying in a separate report. One thing for sure is that TSMC will not gain any orders from Apple in 2011, the paper observed.