Apple is not looking to build LTE into its upcoming A8 chipset, industry sources told Fudzilla. Instead of an SoC with LTE, Apple will rely on Qualcomm to provide a dedicated LTE chipset for its next generation iPhone. The A8 is rumored to be the ARM-based successor to the company’s current A7, which powers the iPad Air, iPhone 5s and iPad mini with Retina display.
Apple’s next-generation A-series chip, the A8 processor, was rumored to be produced by long-time partner Samsung as well as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC). But a new report claims that Samsung has dropped out citing low yields of the A8 chip, leaving TSMC as the sole manufacturer.
Analyst: Apple to launch iWatch and next-gen iPad Air with A8 and Touch ID in 2014, 12.9-inch iPad Pro and next-gen Retina iPad mini in 2015
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities issued a report, where he has made some interesting predictions for 2014.
Ming-Chi Kuo has a good track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s product plans.