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Apple and Samsung reportedly hug it out, will be partners once again from 2015 on

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Apple and Samsung reportedly hug it out, will be partners once again from 2015 on
The Korea Economic Daily came out with an interesting report earlier today, raising several questions. In case you don't remember, Apple inked a three-year deal with Taiwanese TSMC, the biggest silicon manufacturer worldwide, for the production of its next-generation of processors, which are going to power the Cupertino-based giant's devices for the foreseeable future. According to the report at hand, however, Apple will (grudgingly, we're sure) rely on its South Korean archrival for the production of “14nm A9 chips that will be used for Apple's iPhone 7”, starting 2015.

Citing industry sources, the deal was signed yesterday, July 14, and the decision was prompted by Samsung's earlier arrival at the next frontier – 14nm FinFET chips that will, reportedly, power whatever the iPhone 7 turns out to be. Keeping the salt at an immediate distance, we can definitely see Apple and Samsung putting aside their differences (to put it lightly) for a mutual benefit.

We'll keep a watchful eye and keep you updated should more information leak out.

source: The Korea Economic Daily

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posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:40 12

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1364; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Frenemies

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:45 2

2. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


history repeats

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:47 7

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Until then, they will fight like cats and dogs!!

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 11:43

17. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


just like '' revenge of kitty galore''

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:47 5

4. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


2015?carriers started to ban iphones in 2013.going along same lines,i dont think iphone7 will ever make an appearence

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:06 1

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


That's not possible...there are still millions of people buying phones off-contract rather than on-contract.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 19:03

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 10581; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


What a dummy, and he actually probably thinks that too Nathan. As if 2013 is the year we'll never see another new phone. Abcdefgh"iHater"jklmnopqrstuvwxyz no more after the iPhone 5. Don't know how apple will stay alive. Sing it abc style.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:47 1

5. reten (Posts: 43; Member since: 03 Apr 2013)


Whatever they do, we are unpaid fanboys READY to promote there products.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:48 3

6. TylerGrunter (Posts: 895; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


14 nm? Where is the previous node of 22/20 nm? Samsung has not reached that one (yet)

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 11:25 2

15. iushnt (Posts: 614; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


they can reach. you dun need to worry

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:08 1

8. ajac09 (Posts: 1365; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


dont think anyone is surprised. I just hope this means a sign of all the lawsuits to finally go away.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:15 2

9. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


So the Apple iPhone 7 will really be the Samsung Galaxy S6; okay, that works, it's an Apple on the outside with caviar on the inside. Someone get the champagne?!

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:18 1

10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2530; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


They are having love and hate relationship. ;P

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:23 1

11. _Bone_ (Posts: 2113; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


If you think about it, whatever grudge Apple is holding over Samsung for the design patents, it's years past and the Galaxy like has the design of it's own. So even if the lawsuit is ongoing, which I still believe will end out of court, there's no business logic in ignoring the Korean resources. The iPhone market share is tightening, and they cannot allow a HTC One to happen, so it's sensible not to sever ties and get a much heftier offer when they come back.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:26 1

12. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5263; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Samsung and Apple are frenemies, their relationship is quite complicated. After suing they will be partners, and after that, they will start the suing again, and after that they will be partners again...

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:45 1

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6264; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Apple probably desperate for a chip manufacturer at least drop your law suit apple.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 10:25

14. hms2407 (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


samsung again will help apple in making their products like they did before and as soon as they will try to take some design aspects from apple,they'll get sued

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 11:39 7

16. almostdone (Posts: 110; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Only Samsung can provide the quality and quantity that Apple require. Apple had no choice except to beg for forgiveness, Samsung really should tell them to get lost or hike up the prices.

Samsung can go it alone where as Apple cannot.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 11:55

18. Topcat488 (Posts: 1126; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Congratulations to Apple and Samsung, every loving couple have had their fights... It's always a good time for everyone around when partners kiss and make up... It's also good on my eco-system being the carrier of the Note and iphone. :)

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 15:10 1

19. GoBears (Posts: 336; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Wow 14nm. That is so incredible considering an atom is like 0.1-0.5 nm wide, depending on the atom of course. Mind blowing.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 16:07

20. DeathR34PER (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Will there be a happy ending between the two? *thinks for 2 years* Nope...

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 00:25

22. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 945; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


wow iphone 7,2015 cant wait...lol

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 18:42

23. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Money talks...and BS walks....

Always has, always will.

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