Samsung-Apple met during Jobs' memorial to discuss doing more business together
0. phoneArena 20 Oct 2011, 01:30 posted on
Apple CEO Tim Cook took time off from the company's private memorial for Steve Jobs by sitting down with Samsung CEO and company heir Lee Jae-Yong to discuss continuing Apple's purchase of parts from Samsung after the current contract expires in 2012...
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1. Leyjee (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Feb 2011)
Why would Apple sue them when they rely so heavily on Samsung ?
2. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1119; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Probably because they want to make Samsung become worth less and less until they are at a price that Apple can afford and buy them out. Apple is taking over the world. *snickers*
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
They want Sammy to be a supplier, not a competitor. Kind of like an indentured servant.
4. Commentator (Posts: 3669; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Not like an indentured servant at all, but okay...
8. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
it would be more like "slave" than indentured servant. that would be more of what they are now. a servant for a few years before being set free. apple apparently doesnt like that so they are trying to push them back into servitude.
I say, lock the contract down, then sue back as hard as possible. :)
9. devil (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Apr 2008)
apple is nothing without sammy cause they need better processors, graphics, high display & so on. so to get the best company have to deal with the best.
6. WsuppMjay (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Obviously Apple has never heard of the expression: Never bite the hand that feeds you :P
10. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)
in this case.. Apple is the one that feeds Samsung... Apple pays Samsung for parts.. not the way around...
12. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
samsung gets less than 5% of its revenue from apple...if apple could move away from samsung am sure they would but the fact is that with the demand and popularity of the iphones/ipad,samsung seem to be the only company that can provide apple the amount of chips etc it needs in time
15. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
absolutely.. but without samsungs top notch parts, the 3gs, 4, 4s, and soon the 5, would be processorless and made of crap parts like snapdragon cores instead of modded exynos cores.
Apple NEEDS samsung.. Apple is just a big customer to samsung. important yes, but not nearly as important as samsung is to apple.
the 5% stat is disingenuous though. Of the totality of samsung, yes thats true.. but samsung electronics is a seperate operational entity from other samsung arms like construction and utilities.
Apple is the single largest customer for the mobile division. It would hurt, initially, but it would free up a lot of room to licence out the exynos and hummingbird chips to other manufacturers, since apple wouldnt be buying all thats left over like they do now.
More samsung chips in more phones.. that works for me!
Kinda seems like that would be a double slap to the face. the loss of the super high end samsung technology, then samsung giving it to even more iphone competitors. double bad for apple.
11. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
They want the parts they buy at a cheaper price, that's all there is to it.
13. stealthd (unregistered)
If they feel their products are being copied, do you expect them to just let it go because they buy parts from Samsung?
16. roscuthiii (Posts: 2209; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
It's not Apple exactly, it was Steve Jobs. He was obsessed with destroying and Android.
"I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this." - from a cnet article.
Tim Cook is a logistics man, he's responsible for Apple's supply chain. Since he took the time to meet the Samsung CEO during the memorial service I'd think he'd be much more open to reason, negotiation, and licensing deals.
5. jacko (unregistered)
samsung tell apple to f**k off
14. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
HOW BOUT DROP THE LAW SUIT APPLE.How can you do business while someone at APPLE is suing Samsung in every country around the globe