Apple still relying on Samsung for key parts used on its iOS devices

Apple still relying on Samsung for key parts used on its iOS devices
Despite another grueling battle in the courtroom between Samsung and Apple, this time ending in what many call a victory for the Korean firm, Apple still relies on its rival for some major parts used on its iOS devices. For example, DisplaySearch calls Samsung the top provider of panels for the Apple iPad. Samsung shipped 5.2 million units, or 62%, of the 9.7 inch screens (2048 x 1536 resolution) received by the Cuppertino based firm, for use in the production of its full-sized slates in Q1.

While Samsung accounted for 62% of the 9.7 inch tablet screens shipped to Apple from January through March, LG Display dropped into second place during that time period. Samsung's country mate was responsible for 61% of the 9.7 inch, 2048 x 1536 resolution displays shipped to Apple in the fourth quarter. But by the end of the first quarter, LG was responsible for just 38% of those screens received by the iPad manufacturer.

Besides providing displays for the full-sized iPad models, Samsung also might find itself shipping to Apple the next generation A8 processors. While TSMC is supposed to be providing Cupertino with the A8 chip, it is believed that Samsung will also send some A8 production Apple's way. The last we heard, Sammy was having problems with the 20nm process needed to produce the chip, but was still being counted on to provide the silicon to Apple.

There have been rumors for years that Apple would replace Samsung completely with TSMC, for production of its Ax chip. But each year, Samsung would find itself called upon by Apple, to provide the processor. The same thing would be rumored each year for displays, with talk that Sharp and LG would be able to handle all of the business. Instead, Samsung managed to get called back each year by Apple, to provide panels.

You would think that this relationship could be the basis of a patent deal to be worked out between the two companies. But don't hold your breath. When massive egos and huge amounts of money are in the way, common sense is the first casualty.

source: ZDNet.kr (translated) via CNET

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45 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

And Samsung is still relying on Apple to be the company they love to copy.

2. skyline88

Posts: 699; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

copy their hypocrite attitude on endless lawsuit and the way they cheat consumer? Samsung ain't no American. sorry troll, its your bedtime, go get some sleep.

4. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

so i guess you just another butthurt hater.. lol.. get a life kid.. look how much you've posted before even a month you registered.. lol..

10. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Oh don't go there, no just don't remind him of how lifeless he is and that he has almost 800 comments in 20 freaken days!!

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

37. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

hahahahaha heard of the 10 million in 25 days? #NoOneCaresAboutYourOpinion.

5. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Ssh 69 i mean 96 must be around.

33. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

He loves the Fandroids

6. Adithya7184 unregistered

guys ignore him. he is just a troll. get a life ikid.

9. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

He is a sony fan who spends his life hating mostly on Samsung, then on Apple. I don't mind it being a fan of a brand, but it is kinda worrying when you turn into a brand slave.

26. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Like you?

27. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Copying copiers gotta love it.

30. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Just goes to show the lawsuits are actually a waste of time.

42. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

This is the reason apple always bring cases against samsung to get all those money back from samsung which they pay for parts... they are jealous and hate samsung but they cannot get rid of them so they bring cases to take out their frustration

3. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Bye bye Apple! R.I.P

28. jellmoo

Posts: 2652; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I...um...What? How on earth are you reaching that conclusion from this article?

40. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Apple rest in peace?? all ifo0ls died?????? OMG, a miracle

7. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Once upon a time, Steve Jobbs shaked JK Hsin's hand and said: "I'm nothing without you, Hsin. I'll be the part of Samsung till the end of my life" (Anonymous Biography, written by someone). Now Jobbs has gone and Samsung still the inseparable part of Apple. Yes, without Samsung Apple is nothing.

8. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And Samsung is nothing without Apple, and Apple is nothing without MS, and MS is nothing without Google, and Google is nothing without MS, and Samsung is nothing without Google... I could go on and on. The thing is that in the tech world, all companies are reliant on one or the other for a major chunk of their business. These lawsuits and court battles hide the fact that the tech world and the world in general is more cohesive and more integrated than ever. Every company needs every other company to survive.

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

You should look up the history of the object of your misguided faith, Microsoft. They've laid waste to quite a few companies over the years. "Embrace. Extend. Extinguish."

13. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Yet they are the most successful software company in the world. I think you should give credit where its due. Don't just hate blindly dude.

14. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I don't see what you find attractive in an ugly company like Microsoft. The PC industry would have turned out a lot better without them.

15. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

^now this is absolute bull. The PC industry wouldn't have been even a quarter as good as what it is now. Who would lead the PC industry if there was no MS? Apple? With their overpriced Macs that can only be afforded by the rich? No thanks. Now I don't like Google, but I give them credit for their efforts with revolutionizing Search. Again, don't hate blindly. MS = PC industry.

16. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

If you can't see how badly Microsoft has hurt the PC industry (which is in major decline), you are just a fool. “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”

18. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I'm not gonna argue with you anymore. Hate blindly. You win.

19. skyline88

Posts: 699; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Posts: 801; Member since: 16 Apr 2014 no point to argue with a full time troll.

20. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Now now, don't feed this ignorant blind hater and troll.

22. willard12 unregistered

They did indeed hurt the industry when they bailed out Apple from bankruptcy.

25. Adithya7184 unregistered

oh god...how stupid and dumb you are.. this is why bin laden bombed people.... :-P

32. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

You know...with Apple doing software too...and MS doing hardware...(Xbox, other hardware probably could be put here too).....that category needs to be revisited. Apple is considered a tech company and is labeled the most successful tech company....how come MS isnt a tech company?

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