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Apple breaking up with Samsung as components supplier, embracing the TSMC foundries

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Jun 2011, 15:58

It seems that, come 2012, Apple will have completely split with Samsung as components supplier, moving the manufacturing of its upcoming A6 chipset with 28nm technology to the Taiwanese TSMC foundries...

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posted on 28 Jun 2011, 01:23

26. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

Why say later? Just say "now" :)

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 02:40

31. jaagut (unregistered)

arrogance will make this company fall!

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 03:21

32. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

They've been arrogant since day 1. So I guess they've always failed :)

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 18:10 4

7. aries.phills (Posts: 140; Member since: 17 May 2011)

I'm not an apple fanboy and I'v never owned an iphone, but I must admit that apple spices the competition. Now I'm surprised that Steve Jobs will make this ill-concieved move.
This is clearly a wrong move by apple.

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 21:21 1

12. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

You are totally right. Apple has been making all the wrong decicions in the last 5 years :)

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 22:46 4

20. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Actually, aries.phills post kinda admits they have been making good decisions the past 5 years, gemini- you can tell by the "spices the competition" comment. The point being this decision will make a huge difference in upcoming iDevices, impacting the goodwill Apple has built up the last 5 years.

I hope Apple keeps making great devices that sell freaking gangbusters. It drives every other handset maker to innovate to angle ahead of Apple, or at least be different enough to compete for a different group of consumers instead of being clones. But Apple does not have a crystal ball and there really is no way to see how this helps or hurts them until the products roll out. I know nothing about TSMC products, but I can guess they are at the least not as successful as Samsung, and at worst they may be nowhere near the quality. So, if you are being truthful, even you have to admit there is a risk in this move.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 01:28 1

27. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

You are absolutely right. Apple will just put in chips by TSMC without even testing it. Apple will have no clue whether those chips will work well or not. Apple will just cross their fingers as always, and hope it works. Coz everyone knows that only Samsung makes the best chips on this planet. So I guess it's bye-bye Apple :)

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 19:38 3

8. 29Packer (unregistered)

Apple once again cocky letting ego win out again this is a big mistake but thats fine with me Samsung will will outshine apple again and again in the future and so will HTC!

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 21:34 2

18. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

I'm sure they will :)

That's why none of their phone can outsell the iphone, and none of their tablets can outsell the ipad. They've totally outshined the iDevices :)

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 20:03 2

9. pong (unregistered)

apple dont leave korea tech you'll regret it

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 20:07 1

10. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Not surprising. It's funny that Apple is having such a hissy about Samsung competing with it. Samsung has been making cell phones and smartphones for a long time; of course they would shift momentum with the market.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 01:15 1

24. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)

If Apple hadn't been so stupid and sued everyone he could have been the best.
Now Samsung will take over :)

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 01:35 1

29. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

I know. Apple is really stupid, that's why they make more money than everyone else. They're so stupid indeed. And yes, Samsung has taken over already. Bada is the number one OS, and Galaxy tab has outsold the ipad already :)

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 05:15 1

34. guest89 (unregistered)

you seem very happy that apple are making alot of money lol you must be a shareholder...on a serious note no one gives a toss about bada that was experimental it failed haha..but you must be blind not to think that samsung and HTC is not competing successfully with apple. In Europe samsung and HTC are doing great....i give you that the ipad is the tablet king but in the smartphone world(not just the country your at) the iphone is not the king even though they make the most money.(obvious reason they keep the same price all year round, unlike in everything else in the world of technology the price goes down as they get cheaper to produce but apple like rip there loyal customers off who thinks apple really loves them. so effin sweet.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 13:04 1

40. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

What? Bada failed? But it's by Samsung. The world's leader in innovation.

Samsung and HTC are totally out of Apple's league. They're like 10 years ahead of Apple. So why do you even say they're competing?

What? The ipad is the tablet king? I thought it was the galaxy tab and the xoom. Are you sure?

The iphone was and never will be the king. There's only a few people who uses it. Samsung and Htc phones are the king. The tech world is all eyes on samsung and htc as to what's their next big thing will be. So that the rest can copy them, including Apple of course.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 13:20 1

43. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

other than the fact that your acting like a snarky child,
if you want to put "apple" and "samsung" in the same league..

apple would have to produce.. SOMETHING.. itself. apple does software and hardware designs, it buys chipsets from manufacturers.. end of story.

samsung, makes phones, electronics, appliances, construction, heavy machinery, software, hardware, huge tankers, on and on.

so, just to play along with your snarky-ness.. yea.. apple isnt in the same league as samsung. :)

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 15:41 1

46. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

Absolutely right. Apple has not produced anything. They just buy stuff from someone else and rename it :)

Are you sure Apple does software and hardware design? They probably got it from Samsung as well :)

So what's gonna happen to Apple now that Samsung won't be supplying for them anymore? I guess the iphone4 and the ipad2 will be the last of Apple's renamed products, huh :)

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 07:18

36. ryq (unregistered)

if i were apple i would do the same. who would want to buy from someone who is your biggest competitor, not only that, they also copied your design.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 07:19

37. andro (unregistered)

Further proof that Apple is extremely worried and angry over falling behind with gaining momentum to android and samsung in particular. If they cant sue them they will go do something like this. Perhaps they will try to incorporate more android features into their next ios update also.


posted on 29 Jun 2011, 03:21

60. guest89 (unregistered)

have i once commented that samsung is king lol u delusional imbocile..cant even post without being cocky..have the crap you just said i did not mention at all..you really have got head up jobs ass. Feel real sorry for you dont even have mind of your.what has this world come, humanity wont have long left with fools like yourself still existing

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