Apple’s shift away from Samsung processors could take 12-18 months

Apple’s shift away from Samsung processors could take 12-18 monthsSamsung (005930) was estimated to pull in $ 13 billion in revenue from Apple (AAPL) next year, however in the wake of the ongoing legal disputes between the two companies, the iPhone-maker has begun to shift away from its dependence on the South Korean manufacturer. Apple is now relying on companies like LG Display, AU Optronics and others for many of its components. Recent reports have suggested that the Cupertino-based company will also be shifting its CPU business away from Samsung. Amit Daryanani of RBC Capital noted that such a move would require “a complete redo of production and manufacturing processes,” and could take a minimum of 12 to 18 months to complete. “Shifting chip manufacturers isn’t easy and requires a complete redo of production and manufacturing process,”


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