Samsung to provide Apple with parts for future Apple iPhone 6 production?

Samsung to provide Apple with parts for future Apple iPhone 6 production?
Strange bedfellows indeed. At each others' throats in the courtroom, Apple and Samsung place nice with each other when it comes to their manufacturer-supplier relationship. And that facet of the Apple and Samsung fable is about to have a new chapter written. According to a report out of Korea, Apple will employ batteries made by Samsung SDI for future Apple iPhone 6 units.

Besides batteries, there is talk that Apple will turn to Sammy's NAND Flash for the Apple iPhone 6. That was the original plan, but both companies could not reach agreement on pricing. Instead, Apple has employed TLC NAND Flash from Toshiba for the 128GB iPhone 6. But this has caused some serious problems. Owners of the device have reported that it will freeze, or enter into a boot loop, which is a torture that we wouldn't wish on anyone.

Besides the batteries and the NAND Flash, there is talk that Samsung might be called on to supply Apple with DRAM for future iPhone 6 production. And both sides are rumored to be discussing joint production of communications chips for the next iteration of the iPhone. The Apple-Samsung partnership for the iPhone goes way back, as Samsung has built some of the Apple designed Ax processors inside the iPhone and Apple iPad. TSMC produced the chips used in the current handsets, but Samsung is expected to recapture that business for next year's iDevices.

Samsung also might be providing Apple with application processors for the Apple Watch. The wearable is expected to be released on Valentine's Day 2015.

Thanks for the tip!

source: BusinessKorea via GforGames

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22 Comments

1. TechNeck

Posts: 655; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Ok. This is a start...

2. wilsong17 unregistered

Apple fan be like I hate samsung but use a phone with Samsung part all over it

14. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Only Apple's logo ;) And I laugh at those who say Sammy will go bankrupt lolzzz

19. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Don't underestimate and forget Apple makes its OS too. But well a buggy and crappy featureless one! Just a lil worse than Android Alpha.

18. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Haha. And Samsung and Google's fans care a rat's ass about Apple! but poor Apple fans can't do anything. They have to use Google's software, apps and Samsungs chip n hardware. Poor sick guys!

3. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

Lets all get along guys. iphones are for simpler people and androids are for people who mean business. No need to hate them for that. Can't wait for my Gear VR!!!

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You genuinely believe that, don't you. 85% of the market are all people who mean business. iPhones most commonly used among businessmen and wealthier people, are all simpler people. Simplicity in use doesn't mean simplicity in user.

15. Cicero

Posts: 1136; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

The point with ios is used by more wealthier people is because of the higher price of iphone. So if you can own an iphone for sure you are wealthy then an android mid spec user. But at the end if you compare what you can do with $700 ip6 against of what you can do with $350 Moto X you will find that Moto X is the winner. But wealthier people have to show their status and they will buy iphones over and over. Good business for Apple.

17. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Higher price is hardly an obstacle for people with average income, especially on contract. And most iPhone users I know (mostly account managers and businessmen) buy an iphone because they want a phone that's easy to use and still powerful. They don't need customisation, widgets, etc. A lot of them might not be tech savvy, but hardly call them simple.

21. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I have stable job and I'm not manager or businessmen. But I can afford to buy iPhone 6. I don't do contract here in the Philippines because to many requirements needed and I hate that. If I have budget, I will buy right away and I can do whatever I wanted. I just love everything about iPhone.

22. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

I just think people from other parts of the world don't understand how America works.

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Apple will always need Samsung until they finally start their own factories.

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

This time is other way round, if Samsung don't make money from Apple, another disappointment coming for the next quarter, all three Samsung CEO will be have risk to be sacked by Lord Lee http://fortune.com/2014/11/24/samsung-co-ceo-strategy/

8. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Mutual business partners, its not like their giving them away

5. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

I am afraid that if samsung doesn't Improve their only fate will be Making screens for other succesful manufactors like Apple.

9. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Even when the article is a positive for Samsung, you managed to write a negative comment.

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

How about viewing from another angle. Apple behaving like a spoil bitch has try to make it on her own, each time returning back to Samsung asking for even more help.

16. Cicero

Posts: 1136; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

They try to get rid of Samsung. But they face the ugly truth they can not. Sammy have the technology and factories to move on. Everibody need Samsung on hardware side. And Samsung know it and invest more in this area like new factories in Vietnam.

7. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

So in otherwords. Apple and Samsung got into a fight and now they are going to have awesome make up sex and then only the future will we see what really happens. Hmm, this goes back to a basic concept my parents always taught me. Never burn a bridge because you never know when or if you will need to cross it again.

11. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Samsung is a real partner how are they helping a company that's the reason for their sales declining I couldn't do it

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because Apple isn't the reason, they are only one of the reasons.

20. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Reasons why Samsung's sales were declining: lots of android smartphones in the market (competition) + lots of GALAXY smartphone versions, so confusing + parts and services provider of other companies like Apple.

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