LG the big winner from the Apple-Samsung skirmish, to supply most of the iPad Mini 7.85" displays
1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
That's okay... All Samsung needs to do now is make better Super AMOLED Displays may it be RGB or 1080p.
Show Apple it's not your loss Sammy! Don't make the A6 and the majority of the Apple parts, it will crumble down like ashes!
4. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
adios to samsung display but i doubt samsung would let go of manufacturing the chips for apple. they are after all their biggest customer hence the texas plant built just for apple's A5,A5x chips. mutualism is the word to describe their relationship.
6. smartphonemad (Posts: 42; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)
Its a pity they can't realise that and put an end to the bickering
11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
oh great idea… stop making revenue through one of your biggest customers… apple can always go get other people to make their parts-- no it wouldnt be optimal, and thats why both apple and samsung decide to keep things separated-- obviously there are tensions but they arent going to make poor business decisions based on pride
2. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Honestly, this is the first Apple product I've ever been interested in. Screen size seems real nice. Not too big, not too small. If the price is right, I may finally have a product to show off to my hipster friends.
3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7043; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Still don't know why these companies wants to built parts for this greedy company after Apple tries to sue/ban them. I would NEVER make a deal unless Apple drop their law suit.
5. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 416; Member since: 04 May 2012)
Apple pays them for manufacturing the parts then they sue them so they can get the money back.
Apple logic, you can't deny it.
9. ph00ny (Posts: 791; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I hear business practice used by apple is also ruthless where they demand a pricing structure for figure x (let's use 5 million) and end up using that pricing for figure y (significantly less than figure x which the contract is based on). I know that lot of big corporations pull this move but with all the money in the world, i'm sure they can pay a little more without a huge impact on their margin which is already huge to begin with
7. Angkor (Posts: 108; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Any Apple suppliers will be sue by Apple if you are making phones or tablets look like Apple. Now Samsung must be making the world best products to compete with Apple head to head.
10. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
lol no. if that was the case many other manufacturers would have been sued too, for phones that ''look'' lik e iPhone. Apple will only sue if you eat into their market share, irregardless if you are their supplier or not
8. ph00ny (Posts: 791; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I can wait til they run into the same issue they did during iPad launch with production yields and hopefully samsung won't be there to save them again
12. andro. (Posts: 1990; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
The iPad mini is gonna have an 8 inch screen and the 'big' iPad will have a 9.7 inch screen,not much size difference really,how can all those ifans justify buying both,which of course they will do. The picture for this article makes the size difference look considerably larger than what it will be. As for screens lg make decent screens but Lgs track record of quality can be a little hit and miss