Samsung loses $10 billion of its value over rumor that Apple will cut orders
16. cheetah2k posted on 16 May 2012, 16:47 1
Taiwanese DigiTimes better be right on this occasion. If not, Samsung would be more than likely sue the pants off them for share price devaluation.
3. Commentator posted on 16 May 2012, 07:19 3
As long as Elpida can produce to Apple's standards, this is a pretty smart move by Apple, even if I have a personal vendetta against Apple as of yesterday night...
18. Doakie posted on 16 May 2012, 19:33 1
No kidding. I disliked Apple before, now I effing hate Apple.
4. jove39 posted on 16 May 2012, 07:23 8
Yeah...rumour is...Samsung has received huge order of flexible displays from *cough* Apple.
5. -RVM- posted on 16 May 2012, 07:34 1
I don't think it's Apple. Apple wouldn't buy only 900k displays - what would be the point ?
11. remixfa posted on 16 May 2012, 13:55 1
at apple volumes? That wouldnt get you past launch day.
6. andro. posted on 16 May 2012, 08:18 1
Alot of random rumours these days,most of them unfounded,if we were to believe half them then ifans would have an iphone right now with Lte,a 12mp camera,teardrop design,4 inch screen,quad core,non shatter etc.
8. -box- posted on 16 May 2012, 08:28 1
If true, yay for the Japanese workers and their families as the entire country recovers after the disasters they've been through. Competition is good for the consumer, so either Samsung will do something retaliatory (if this is true) against apple (i.e. keep the best chips or screens or other component technologies for themselves and not be as flexible on prices) or competitive (selling better components to other manufacturers to undercut apple's capabilities).
19. Hemlocke (unregistered) posted on 16 May 2012, 20:20 0
Samsung can't really do that. The kind of money they would lose, both contract and market cap, would be devastating. Samsung loses bargaining position day by day, because of things like TSMC expanding production, Sharp's IGZO displays, and other manufacturers catching up, while Apple just keeps gaining it through monster sales numbers. I doubt many companies would cut off their nose to spite their face.
9. som posted on 16 May 2012, 08:55 1
Apple and Samsung patent wars, Samsung lost both the courtrooms and Apple purchase components of $10 billion each year.
10. gallitoking posted on 16 May 2012, 12:52 2
who needs who ?.. for all of you saying that Apple needs Samsung..
12. remixfa posted on 16 May 2012, 13:58 1
maybe u didnt read the part where 2 companies have to merge to be able to handle apple's orders which samsung handles with ease.
The only thing that means is that iphone shipments will become experimental with a new company and may come into shortages, or deity help you, another major disaster in japan which will really mess things up.
That also just means that there is more supply for others to go around. Its not like samsung will be stuck with all those chips, there are plenty of people that want them... they are the cream of the crop after all.
13. gallitoking posted on 16 May 2012, 14:56 2
but once Apple finds a replacement.. Samsung will take the bigger hit...
14. remixfa posted on 16 May 2012, 15:00 1
no.. other people will swoop in and pick up orders. samsung produces at max capacity and sells out. there is more demand than they can manufacture. IF there is any truth to this, and IF it actually happens, there will be a waiting line at Samsung for people to buy all the freed up merch. They were a mega corporation before Apple ever made the iPhone, and they will be a mega corporation after.
If anything, being the main supplier for the #1 cell phone, and the #1 android phone has only made them more in demand. Samsung hardware = high quality.
15. gallitoking posted on 16 May 2012, 16:42 1
please read the title of the article... not surprise you are in denial...but ohhh well your opinion usually goes agaisnt common sense
17. cepcamba posted on 16 May 2012, 18:26 0
In case Apple decides to get parts from other sources, Samsung just lost one customer. They still have their capability to produce hardware. And if Samsung can't sell to Apple, they can sell to other device makers. And since they are the biggest manufacturer they can easily adjust prices.
The only way Apple can stop relying on Samsung is when they build their own plants.
21. tha.fox posted on 16 May 2012, 21:10 0
gallitoking you are anoying and pointless to this web site everything u say is stupid
20. Hemlocke (unregistered) posted on 16 May 2012, 20:23 0
Samsung cannot sell one single SoC fabbed for Apple. Not one. The DRAM? Yes, but they aren't the best DRAM makers, now, are they? The screens? Doubt many are going to cough up the cash for Apple screens because nobody else could buy in those quantities to achieve good prices, nor would they want to buy a bunch of 3.5" or 4" screens. I expect to see IGZO screens on the next iPhone, anyway.
22. Saamic posted on 16 May 2012, 21:12 0
I hate how Apple is such a jerk towards Samsung and Google, but they don't return any fire! I would hold back the youm screens from Apple to make their product less reputable if I were at Samsung, and I would pull back Google software from the iPhone app market if I was Google