Samsung has produced processors for Apple’s mobile devices for a long time. But in 2014 Cupertino chose a competitor, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).
Echoing previous rumors, Bloomberg now reports that Apple has chosen Samsung to manage the production for the A9 processor that will equip the next iPhone.
Some of the orders will be processed by Apple’s partner GlobalFoundries.
The sources cited, who asked to remain anonymous, also said that Samsung will produce the A9 chips at Apple’s plant in Giheung, South Korea.
The A9 CPU will reportedly be engraved with the 14nm FinFET technology and consume 35% less energy than the A8 chip, offer 20% more power, at a 15% smaller size.