Despite the ongoing battle between the two manufacturers, sources “privy to the both companies’ plans” claim Apple is still looking to Samsung to provide chips for its next-gen iDevices. The unnamed tipsters, speaking to the Korea Times said: “Apple has been in talks with Samsung over shipment of its A6 quad-core mobile processor (AP) chips to be used in the next iPhone.”
“It appears that Apple clearly has concluded that Samsung remains a critical business partner. Samsung Electronics will apply its advanced 28-nanometer processing technology to produce qualified A6 mobile APs.”
The two companies could be on track to resolve their differences, 9to5Mac has also revealed. Samsung’s chief operating officer Lee Jae-yong is reportedly in talks Apple CEO Tim Cook, after being invited to a private memorial service held for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs yesterday.
So, besides the likelihood of a quad-core processor, what else do we know about the third-gen iPad? Yesterday it was revealed that the iPad 3 has already entered production – ahead of its imminent Q1 2012 release – while previous rumours have hinted that the slate will arrive touting a 9.7-inch (2048 x 1536) Retina Display within its “completely redesigned” casing.
We’ll bring you more details as soon as we get them.