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Report: Apple looks to replace Samsung as chip vendor

0. phoneArena 14 Oct 2012, 01:39 posted on

An analyst has been spreading the word that Apple is ready to lessen its chip dependency on Samsung and is supposedly working with TSMC on a 20nm chip; this is confirmed by a source in the semiconductor industry while yet another report says that Apple will use TSMC for its quad-core chips...

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posted on 14 Oct 2012, 04:26

25. wendygarett (unregistered)


Launcher?? No thanks :)

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 07:45 2

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 22142; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


So apple won't get more also???

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 21:45

125. willard12 (Posts: 1725; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


I think he means that android will pass apple when he says "more apps". Considering about 100,000 of apple's apps are specifically for iPad, they probably already passed them.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 07:04 1

37. TheDarkKnight (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Really? The iPhone 5 is the fastest phone AVAILABLE right now.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 08:44 1

60. darkkjedii (Posts: 22142; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


According to benchmarks

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 07:44 2

47. darkkjedii (Posts: 22142; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


According to all the tech sites, reviews, and YouTube videos it can.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 03:44 6

19. Rocksteady (unregistered)


Read this and enjoy your idevice and its "apps"

http://www.phonearena.com/news/400000-apps-in-the-App-Store-have-never-been-downloaded-says-report_id32943

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 07:51

51. darkkjedii (Posts: 22142; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well how many n the google play store haven't been downloaded? A lot of the apps n both stores are junk, malicious, and boring. There's probably only 4000-5000 really useful apps, if that many. Google play, and apples App Store r loaded with useless fart apps, and animal sound apps.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 22:07 1

127. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


yeah but difference is apple fans like yourself always use the app store as a reason why the iphone is better, you measure a phone by how many apps it has available not but the quality of the actual phone.

so when someone points out there are more useless apps that arent needed on the app store what do you do, straight away go at google play. defualt setting for apple trolls attach android when there precious apple are criticised in any way

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 08:22 1

55. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Where is NonSequitr and chatoicrazar.....

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 08:30

58. darkkjedii (Posts: 22142; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


They'll b here any minute :(

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 04:11 2

23. Xperia.pendragon (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


XD i like it goojoongya!!!

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 01:59 1

4. jshan (Posts: 200; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


Yeapy..... Yeapy .....

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 02:05 12

6. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


wow i can't believe that Apple is totally ostracizing themselves like this..

and this is nothing against Apple's hardware, they make a pretty amazing product, howver their politics i just do not understand... i'm sure it isn't what it seems and they're NOT throwing a temper tantrum against samsung because now they're finally starting to lose all their frivilous lawsuits....

but that's me not taking a side lol

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 06:45 4

34. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Well remember that all these guys are Apple's competitors. Samsung is a manufacturer, true, but they also make their own devices that compete directly with Apple. Same goes with Google. We may not like Apple Maps, but at some point they would have had to take their direct competitor's product off iOS. It would be the equivalent of being the Ford CEO and buying engines from Honda instead of building your own (although the car market is far broader). This is something that would happen eventually.

Also, this is also a big loss for Samsung. Apple is their number one client. If the number one smartphone and tablet maker is going somewhere else for their parts, Samsung is going to lose a lot of business because of it. And that's not picking sides...just open comment.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 08:19

53. Aeires (unregistered)


First paragraph I agree with. It's sad that it had to come to this, but that's the way mobile seems to be going.

Second paragraph is interesting, I can't help but think of Forest Economics when I read things like that. While Samsung will be losing a big customer, their production demands will just be filled with other customers who now have opportunities to use Samsung as a supplier. Judging by the success of the Galaxy and Note series, Samsung's biggest customer will be Samsung.

Samsung is big enough and successful enough, they'll survive without Apple. Will Apple do well without Samsung quality? That remains to be seen.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 08:27 1

56. darkkjedii (Posts: 22142; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Both companies will thrive, as well as miss each others components and business. U can't lose your number one client, and not feel the sting at least for awhile. Also u can't lose your number one component maker and not feel the sting for awhile. Apples feeling the sting of replacing maps, but anyone that thinks they won't rebound is silly...same goes for Samsung.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 11:26 1

75. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


And I mean, don't get me wrong. Samsung will indeed do just fine. But Apple is guaranteed business for them. If Apple's business is getting better, so is Samsung. It just sucks to not have that sure thing in your pocket anymore. Other companies can fill the void, but how much of it will they fill? What if those projects don't do as well? Samsung just doesn't have the sure thing anymore.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 12:49

86. darkkjedii (Posts: 22142; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's true

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 08:21 1

54. darkkjedii (Posts: 22142; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well written, unbiased, and true bro.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 09:22

65. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Well written explanation. I was shocked that it took Apple this long to remove manufacturers and companies who are competitors from the iPhone ecosystem, although there are still a few exceptions.

LG still makes screens, and it would take massive ramping of IGZO in-cell display production by Sharp, who is a competitor to a much lesser degree than LG, for Apple to cut them out of the equation.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 02:11 5

7. TheDarkKnight (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Yes! Get rid of Samsung crap, apple and once you're not depending on Samsung for anything................. KILL THEM..... SUE THEM

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 13:02 1

89. darkkjedii (Posts: 22142; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Darkknight your crazy man lmao. U sound like the lady from that Stephen King movie The Mist lol.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 11:12

130. TheDarkKnight (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


The dark knight is not crazy. He is a silent guardian, a watchful protector, A DARK KNIGHT.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 02:29 12

10. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Back in the ole days the saying was... Never change a winning combination, but it seems that Apple is blind with madness. Going from a good Map to a crap map. Now they want to change the best part of the iphone overall (The Samsung Chips). Good luck with that in the future... (O_o) Not... hehehe

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 10:39

73. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Apple will have to switch from being a "Recipe" company to a real manufacturing company making each and everything that goes into their so called sexy devices. If that happens then i guess Iphone will costs $12000.00 as apple wants 300% profit in everything that they do.

Whoever makes parts for Apple will always foray into that market of making device also as greater profit is in value addition rather than supplying raw matrerials. So perhaps we are looking at Apple playing a game of musical chairs with all suppliers in coming years and more apologies from Tim Cook for one thing or the other :)

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 19:03

120. darkkjedii (Posts: 22142; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Shhhhhhhhhh too much hot air

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 02:39 4

14. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


It's funny how the sheepple think this is a step forward for apple when it just further proves that apple knows Samsung, Google, and Android altogether have surpassed its device capabilities.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 11:28

76. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Absolutely not. Apple and Samsung are competitors. Apple and Google are competitors. Why would you have your competitors be your suppliers as well? Even in drug dealing, this doesn't happen.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 12:52

87. darkkjedii (Posts: 22142; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


People just don't get it bro. Apple knows exactly what's its doing. It's a smart move also, competitor independence is needed n this day and age. Some people get on apple about maps, but ignore the fact that the main reason the moved from google early was due to googles refusal to allow turn by turn on googles iOS map app. Apple saw the need to go their own route. So b it.

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