Apple and Samsung's relationship...
Just out of curiosity how will the relationship between the two change when it comes to Samsung manufactorying processors and other components.
Keeping in mind they're in agreement. Is it likely to change when the partnership ends and will Samsung on the business end suffer and will Apple have to start doing it themselves or find another partner?
- 08-26-2012, 10:23 AM #2iPhone Genius
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You also have to remember that Samsung is a huge company with many semi-autonomous divisions. It's possible that the relationship won't change at all. It's also possible that Apple will try to totally move away from Samsung. Only time will tell.
I did hear one interesting anecdote over the weekend regarding these huge electronics companies... apparently Sony is fighting with itself (one division vs another) over piracy issues... Sony entertainment (the movies and music division) is concerned that other Sony divisions are producing products (phones, computers, etc) that can be used to pirate their entertainment products. True or not, I can't say, but my point is this: these companies are so big and have so many divisions and so much diversification that it's hard to know what is going on or what will happen. Literally, the left hand has no clue what the right hand is doing. iPhone 5 (Black.32GB.AT&T) iPad Mini (Black.32GB.WiFi) iPad (3Gen.Black.64GB.AT&T) MacBook Pro (15" 2012.Retina Display.i7) iMac (21.5" 2011.i5) AppleTV (3Gen)
- 08-26-2012, 02:38 PM #3
Samsung won't ditch their contract to build parts for Apple...especially after having to pay them over a billion dollars. They'll be happy to keep producing parts to try and win back some of that loss..."Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
- 08-27-2012, 04:59 PM #5
Also generally speaking those are separate parts of a company.
So Samsung Mobile usually doesnt have much to do with Samsung parts or LCD or what ever that part of the company is called.
- 08-28-2012, 12:02 AM #6iPhone Nanite
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