Apple has also struck a three-year deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC)
Samsung is helping Apple build its forthcoming A8 processor which will power the iPhone maker’s future iOS powered devices
Samsung will make up to 40% of the new chips, while the remainder will be built by TSMC, according to a report by Korean publication Hankyung.
Another report revealed that Apple’s latest flagship iPhone 5s incorporates a 64-bit A7 microprocessor, which was built by Samsung.
Samsung has also built all previous processors in Apple’s A-range of microprocessors for the iPhone and iPad devices, which are based on Apple’s modification of ARM silicon.
The iPhone 5 also incorporates a NXP’s M7 co-processor, which helps to determine motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass.
Last month Apple launched its most advanced iPhone, the new 5S, which runs on the new iOS 7 and incorporates the new A7 chip and 64-bit technology, boosting performance during opening apps, editing photos, as well as playing graphic-intensive games.
Both smartphone makers are also involved in several patent infringement battles across the world, while Apple has won $1.051bn in a patent suit against Samsung in 2012.