Source: Apple cuts back on memory chip orders from Samsung for Apple iPhone 5
posted by Alan F. / Sep 06, 2012, 11:23 PM
Another source for Reuters says that Apple still has Samsung's name included as a vendor for memory chips although orders from Apple have been declining. Samsung has made up the shortfall by selling memory chips to its own handset business which has been soaring. Samsung's smartphone business makes up about two-thirds of the company's profit. Just the other day, Samsung announced that it has sold 20 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S III in 100 days, three times faster than its predecessor.
jury awarding Apple $1.05 billion from Samsung for patent infringement. Instead, Apple's desire not to rely on just one source for important parts has led to this search for diversification.
The Korean Economic Daily source said that Samsung's name has been removed from a list of battery suppliers for the Apple iPhone 5 as the Cupertino based firm has selected China's Amperex Technology Ltd and Japan's Panasonic Corp to deliver the power source for the 6th generation of the iconic smartphone. But the Korean tech titan is the sole source of microprocessors for both the Apple iPhone and the Apple iPad which gives Samsung some degree of leverage against Apple.
According to Morgan Stanley, Samsung should bring in $13 billion in component sales next year, resulting in $2.2 billion in operating profits.
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Yea...I figured this was gonna happen. In Apple's defense...if they get the whole amount or more from the verdict....it would be a waste of money to still buy parts from Samsung.
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 11:30 PM 3
That doesn't make any sense. It would be a waste of money to still buy parts from Samsung? They need those parts, so they have to spend the money regardless. Whether or not they choose to buy the parts from Samsung is their business, but it wouldn't be a waste of money as you put it.
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 11:33 PM 10
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posted on Sep 07, 2012, 7:16 AM 3
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Processor, memory chips, display, battery,... Apple should put a Samsung sign instead an apple on their gadgets! I am sure, Apple fans would love that! They just dont want to admit! ;))))
posted on Sep 07, 2012, 3:27 AM 11
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Those aren't even technically made by apple. Apple just designs it. The OS is Chinese, the body is Chinese, the components are from scattered sources, the glass is possibly Corning, but apple doesn't like confirming outside suppliers for its magical devices (and the failure rate of iDevice screens makes me doubt it is actually Gorilla Glass)
posted on Sep 07, 2012, 7:51 AM 1
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Air jordans like every other thing by "American " companies are basically made in asian countries. And apple did say that there are no american factories with right equipment to make their phones even Moto Google is made off continent and no the OS is not and was not made in an asian country just like Andriod wasnt. Just hate dont insinuate.
posted on Sep 09, 2012, 7:06 AM 0
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When my cousin worked at McDonalds, he used to put booger on the burgers when he is pissed off at a certain customer. Maybe Apple is afraid that Samsung might put boogers on their chipsets, too.
posted on Sep 06, 2012, 11:50 PM 22
I wasn't sure where you were going with this at first, but that actually ended up being a great analogy.
posted on Sep 07, 2012, 12:12 AM 8
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Great... now I have to worry about McDonald workers putting extra ingredients in my burgers too? As if knowing what some of the workers does to the Jack in the Box white sauce at night wasn't enough already...
posted on Sep 07, 2012, 12:02 PM 0
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i think these company will just destroy itself... i think buying an iPhone will be the same like buying a samsung phone, since most of the phone's inside are from samsung.. i think apple is doing the right thing... not hating on samsung here but its time for them to look for other manufacturers than relying on samsung too much.. like they did to google, they are not using google service on iOS 6, no maps, no search engine and no native youtube app.. but can they pull the act together?
posted on Sep 07, 2012, 12:01 AM 2
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