"...Apart from being the sole supplier of micro processors for the iPhone and iPad, Samsung also supplies DRAM and NAND-type memory chips and flat screens used in popular Apple gadgets, Reuters stated..."
"..."Apple needs Samsung to make the iPhone and iPad. Period. Samsung is the sole supplier of Apple's processing chips and without Samsung, they can't make these products," James Song, an analyst at KDB Daewoo Securities, told Reuters. "Samsung might be considering lots of options to leverage its components business' importance and pressure Apple, and Apple could be also well aware of this...."
Apple is a distributor that just picked a very big fight with it's most important (and in some cases ONLY) supplier.
Not a winning strategy. The fact that Samsung could actually hold a meeting to decide AAPL fate is not good.
For now they've decided to let AAPL live, but it won't be long before they send in the hit-men a la "scarface" style to take out tony montana of the computer world (bye bye AAPL)
Samsung play poker with Apple thinking that Apple will not sue them because Samsung is a big supplier for Apple, so they copied the heck out of Apple and think that everything will be just fine but you know what, Apple can't take it anymore and sue Samsung and they get what they deserved..........Samsung is a THIEF!!!!!!!!!!
There are only 2 companies that can make the Plasma Display for Apple, Samsung and Sharp. Sharp is on its way to bankruptcy so what choice does Apple have. Samsung parts for Apple is about 30% of their business, a low profit margin business Samsung could live without.
Intel could make that processor chip for Apple, Intel does not come cheap, 3 to 4 times the price that of Samsung's A5, in my opinion. Samsung should double the price of their Plasma Display to Apple and put the pressure on, companies that make their own phones should have a bigger profit margin than companies like Apple that depend on them for everything..