According to Bloomberg, sources report that Samsung will produce the main chip in the next iPhone model, which will presumably be the A9 (this will be the ninth iPhone line to date). Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the A9 processor, paired with 2GB of RAM — double the existing 1GB — will deliver a considerable bump in power and speed compared to the iPhone 6. In July, the DigiTimes reported that Samsung and TSMC had begun mass producing the A9 chips — enough to power 80 or 90 million iPhones.

Also in July, reported that the next iPhone will contain a Qualcomm processor, the 9X35 Gobi chip, which will offer “significant performance improvements,” potentially doubling the current generation’s LTE network speeds.

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