Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,684 Reviews & Articles | 36,179 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

Samsung flips Apple off, increases the price of iPad and iPhone processors by one-fifth

Samsung increases the price of Apple's iPad and iPhone processors by a fifth

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Nov 13, 2012 3:29 am

Apple must really be regretting some decisions made in the past, their stock prices are looking like they've been a stock market piƱata and now main competitor and the receiving end of their nasty patent lawsuit, Samsung, are increasing the prices on the components that get baked into Apple's bread and butter, the iPad and iPhone.


TweakTown image news/2/6/26702_01_samsung_flips_apple_off_increases_the_price_of_ipad_and_iphone_processors_by_one_fifth.jpg


Chosun Ilbo has said that Samsung have just increased the price of manufacturing Apple's application processors by close to 20%, where they also note that this is the first time that the South Korean Galaxy device maker has increased the pricing on processors to Apple, but with a lack of alternative options, Apple has had to agree.


Apple's A-series of processors are custom-designed by Apple, but they are actually built by Samsung. This relationship, as you can imagine, is beginning to really whither away. Apple have slowly been diversifying away from their reliance on Samsung, but unfortunately no one can match the production volume that Samsung has to offer - leaving Apple stuck for the time being.


The Chosun hasn't reported on the exact reasoning behind Samsung's price hike, but I would be willing to place money down on they can just damn well do what they want. They're now in a position of power in the market where they can do this, as they're actually selling more smartphones than any other company right now - and this would surely help pay back that $1 billion they had to shell out to Apple over the patent lawsuit.


Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Business, Financial & Legal news at our Business, Financial & Legal news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below