Yong said that Samsung and Apple discussed how the Korean based firm could supply "better parts" to Apple in 2013-2014 after the current contract expires. Both Yong and Cook talked about ways to improve the relationship between the two tech titans. Apple was Samsung's second largest customer last year trailing only Sony. This year, Apple is expected to vault into the top spot with $7.8 billion in component orders to Samsung.
There has been speculation that Apple would look somewhere else for its chips, possibly buying from TSMC. The Samsung CEO says that Samsung is deciding whether to continue its legal battle with Apple or to hold off. Samsung's head of global marketing had said last month that the Korean based firm was going to start being more aggressive in its legal fight with Apple, saying that the company had held back because the latter was a big customer of the firm.
Samsung's mobile president Shin Jong-kyun said that the company is taking patents very seriously which can be seen in the design of the just announced Samsung Galaxy Nexus which,as we reported, is supposedly free of any design or parts that can be challenged in a patent infringement suit.
source: KoreaHerald via AppleInsider