Apple still turning to Samsung for the panels to the Apple iPad

Apple still turning to Samsung for the panels to the Apple iPad
It has to be the strangest love-hate relationship in the world. On one hand, you have Apple and Samsung fighting it out in court with teeth gnashing and briefs flying (LEGAL briefs, of course). On the flip side, you have Apple buying parts from Samsung to build the very devices that the Korean manufacturer is trying to blow away in the marketplace. After years of speculation, this past June reports surfaced that Apple had finally inked a deal with TSMC to replace Samsung as the provider of Ax processors. According to the report, Apple will still stick with Samsung built processors this year turning to its new source of silicon next year.

Another area where Apple is still apparently relying on Samsung is with displays for the Apple iPad. Apple has turned to LG Display and Sharp, but a research note from NPD DisplaySearch reveals that in April and again in June of this year, the Cupertino based firm bought more glass from Samsung than from LG. The reports even indicate a growing reliance by Apple on Samsung with 2.3 million panels obtained from Sammy in the first quarter, and 4.1 million panels picked up in Q2.

The latest word is that Samsung will be manufacturing the higher-resolution display for the next iteration of the Apple iPad mini, although it is still unknown whether these will feature a Retina display. This comes despite earlier reports that LG Display, Sharp and AUO would be building the displays for the next version of Apple's 7.9 inch slate.

source: NPDDisplaySearch via TheRegister



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31628; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Co exist.

12. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

It's not "co-existing" when you can't exist without the existance of the other; more like "dependent" as in Dependent Personality Disorder for corporations. Explains Apple's View of others: Individuals or corporations with DPD see other people or companies as much more capable to shoulder life's responsibilities, to navigate a complex world, and to deal with the competitions of life. Other people or companies appear powerful, competent, and capable of providing a sense of security and support to individuals or companies with DPD. Dependent individuals or corporations avoid situations that require them to accept responsibility for themselves; they look to others to take the lead and provide continuous support. DPD judgment of others is distorted by their inclination to see others as they wish they were, rather than as they are. These individuals or corporations are fixated in the past. They maintain youthful impressions; they retain unsophisticated ideas and childlike views of the people toward whom they remain totally submissive. Individuals or corporations with DPD view strong caretakers, in particular, in an idealized manner; they believe they will be all right as long as the strong figure upon whom they depend is accessible. Self-image of corporations with DPD: Individuals or corporations with DPD see themselves as inadequate and/or helpless; they believe they are in a cold and dangerous world and are unable to cope on their own. They define themselves as inept and abdicate self-responsibility; they turn their fate over to others. These individuals will decline to be ambitious and believe that they lack abilities, virtues and attractiveness. The solution to being helpless in a frightening world is to find capable people who will be nurturing and supportive toward those with DPD. Within protective relationships, individuals with DPD will be self-effacing, obsequious, agreeable, docile, and ingratiating. They will deny their individuality and subordinate their desires to significant others. They internalize the beliefs and values of significant others. They imagine themselves to be one with or a part of something more powerful and they imagine themselves to be supporting others. By seeing themselves as protected by the power of others, they do not have to feel the anxiety attached to their own helplessness and impotence. However, to be comfortable with themselves and their inordinate helplessness, individuals with DPD must deny the feelings they experience and the deceptive strategies they employ. They limit their awareness of both themselves and others. Their limited perceptiveness allows them to be naive and uncritical. Their limited tolerance for negative feelings, perceptions, or interaction results in the interpersonal and logistical ineptness that they already believe to be true about themselves. Their defensive structure reinforces and actually results in verification of the self-image they already hold.

13. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

YAWN..! Sorry, too much to read.

17. AngryAppleCustomer.

Posts: 30; Member since: May 01, 2013

That awkward moment when your comment is bigger than the article itself.

2. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Business as usual, they both don't care what we think....drama queens!

14. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Haha! well said :p

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"Where do you go, my lovely Where do you go I wanna know, my lovely, I wanna know" "...Just like a river flowing to the sea You are running back to me Come back and save me..."

10. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

lol ... proof positive, were it not for the other OEM's, Apple would be iNcapable of building its' own product.

4. jamesedward318 unregistered

cats and dogs do sleep together huh?

5. khmer

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

How about a new 3D Flash memory chip 128gb from Samsung, is rotten Apple interested.

11. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Yes Indeed.

6. Ronny666

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

They knew that Samsung makes better displays than their competitors and able to meet high demand. No choice but to stick with them with a thick skin. Samsung in other hand, laughing at them while earning from them.

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and don't forget their making money from Apple selling them their screens

7. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1367; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

When you buy an iPhone or an iPad your really buying a Samsung device (Like it or not) with iOS software running on it . All its internals are source from the mother of all component makers. HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Blackberry all use Samsung Amoled displays or Super LCD 3 displays who the major manufacture is you guess it (Samsung), - Samsung Memory chips, Samsung Flash memory etc.. in a way we are all buying Samsung in some shape and form. Apple has to realized this is the reality of the market. Samsung is the largest component maker and you really cant' built a electronic device without them having a major hand in it. Even LG has to have Samsung memory and flash chips in their devices

8. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

without Samsung, apple is nothing. What else does apple need from samsung, besides copying their design and software.

9. Tazer2365

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Haha, "what else does apple need from Samsung, besides copying their design and software", you sir made me chuckle. Apple copying Samsung's design and software, are you dumb? When apple released the first iPhone, Samsung released their first samsung galaxy phone which looked identical to the first iPhone, even the software was very similar. Sure Apple may have copied Android with iOS 7, but everyone is copying each other now a days. Go troll somewhere else. Apple is a successfully whether you like it or not, it will continue to sell and we can't expect them to go bankrupt anytime soon.

19. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Stupid comment

20. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

X_X .

18. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

The relationship between Apple & Samsung is very much like the game, "*f@#K*, marry, kill"... Except that they both label each other in all 3. They probably slow dance to that song with the lyrics, "If you leave me now... you take away the biggestpart of me..."

21. BooBooooooo

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

You know guys? The word 'SamSung' means 'three stars'. This is the fight between star and apple haha

22. Supaheight

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Like husband and wife

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