Apple shelling out $7.8 billion to Samsung on a screens and flash memory supply deal
0. phoneArena 14 Feb 2011, 12:15 posted on
Rumors about a 3rd iPad in the fall with Samsung's PLS LCD screens, and a smaller cheaper iPhone are certainly not dispelled by a $7.8 billion components deal between Apple and Samsung...
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1. Hallucinator (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 May 2010)
Nothing excites me more than the idea of a 2 inch touchscreen phone....Oh wait, everything excites me more than this.
2. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 936; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
hahahaaa.... this is big news though. Apple is making all the right moves. This leaves Android, WP7, WebOS, BB and others no room for error.
5. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1005; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I am going to have to disagree with you. If anything, this means that Apple will have nothing that won't be offered on a comparable Samsung Android phone. Therefore, it is actually bad for Apple because they cannot claim they have an edge over the competition. You can't claim to have the fastest processor or the best screen technology when the person you are buying it from also produces their own phones (and if anything they would be giving Apple their "second best" product and saving their best product for themselves).
3. skymitch89 (Posts: 1198; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Ever think that Apple might be buying this stuff for laptops and/or just the iPad? I doubt that Apple would drop an AMOLED display into an iPhone; unless Samsung has made an Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution surpassing Apple's "Retina Display".
4. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
This is definitely for Apple's ipad and their Macs. And I really don't believe that Apple would be releasing a smaller iphone.