Apple and Samsung reportedly hug it out, will be partners once again from 2015 on

Apple and Samsung reportedly hug it out, will be partners once again from 2015 on
The Korea Economic Daily came out with an interesting report earlier today, raising several questions. In case you don't remember, Apple inked a three-year deal with Taiwanese TSMC, the biggest silicon manufacturer worldwide, for the production of its next-generation of processors, which are going to power the Cupertino-based giant's devices for the foreseeable future. According to the report at hand, however, Apple will (grudgingly, we're sure) rely on its South Korean archrival for the production of “14nm A9 chips that will be used for Apple's iPhone 7”, starting 2015.

Citing industry sources, the deal was signed yesterday, July 14, and the decision was prompted by Samsung's earlier arrival at the next frontier – 14nm FinFET chips that will, reportedly, power whatever the iPhone 7 turns out to be. Keeping the salt at an immediate distance, we can definitely see Apple and Samsung putting aside their differences (to put it lightly) for a mutual benefit.

We'll keep a watchful eye and keep you updated should more information leak out.

source: The Korea Economic Daily

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23 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Frenemies

2. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

history repeats

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Until then, they will fight like cats and dogs!!

17. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

just like '' revenge of kitty galore''

4. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

2015?carriers started to ban iphones in 2013.going along same lines,i dont think iphone7 will ever make an appearence

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That's not possible...there are still millions of people buying phones off-contract rather than on-contract.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What a dummy, and he actually probably thinks that too Nathan. As if 2013 is the year we'll never see another new phone. Abcdefgh"iHater"jklmnopqrstuvwxyz no more after the iPhone 5. Don't know how apple will stay alive. Sing it abc style.

5. reten

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 03, 2013

Whatever they do, we are unpaid fanboys READY to promote there products.

6. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

14 nm? Where is the previous node of 22/20 nm? Samsung has not reached that one (yet)

15. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

they can reach. you dun need to worry

8. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

dont think anyone is surprised. I just hope this means a sign of all the lawsuits to finally go away.

9. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

So the Apple iPhone 7 will really be the Samsung Galaxy S6; okay, that works, it's an Apple on the outside with caviar on the inside. Someone get the champagne?!

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

They are having love and hate relationship. ;P

11. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

If you think about it, whatever grudge Apple is holding over Samsung for the design patents, it's years past and the Galaxy like has the design of it's own. So even if the lawsuit is ongoing, which I still believe will end out of court, there's no business logic in ignoring the Korean resources. The iPhone market share is tightening, and they cannot allow a HTC One to happen, so it's sensible not to sever ties and get a much heftier offer when they come back.

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Samsung and Apple are frenemies, their relationship is quite complicated. After suing they will be partners, and after that, they will start the suing again, and after that they will be partners again...

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Apple probably desperate for a chip manufacturer at least drop your law suit apple.

14. hms2407

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

samsung again will help apple in making their products like they did before and as soon as they will try to take some design aspects from apple,they'll get sued

16. almostdone

Posts: 449; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Only Samsung can provide the quality and quantity that Apple require. Apple had no choice except to beg for forgiveness, Samsung really should tell them to get lost or hike up the prices. Samsung can go it alone where as Apple cannot.

18. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Congratulations to Apple and Samsung, every loving couple have had their fights... It's always a good time for everyone around when partners kiss and make up... It's also good on my eco-system being the carrier of the Note and iphone. :)

19. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Wow 14nm. That is so incredible considering an atom is like 0.1-0.5 nm wide, depending on the atom of course. Mind blowing.

20. DeathR34PER

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Will there be a happy ending between the two? *thinks for 2 years* Nope...

22. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

wow iphone 7,2015 cant wait...lol

23. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Money talks...and BS walks.... Always has, always will.

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