Leading up to any Apple product launch, for many companies out there in the world, supplying parts for those devices is a boon. Samsung may be in the running yet again to bear the majority of parts for Apple.
Apple is still entitled to potential royalties from Samsung products that infringe on patents, according to judge
Up until last year, Samsung had been the sole manufacturer of Apple’s in-house chips used inside the iPhone and the iPad. In a bid to diversify its supply-chain this year, Apple shifted the majority of the production of its A8 chips found inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to TSMC.
Samsung this week warned investors that it expects to see a sharp 60% decline in profits for the third quarter of 2014, citing strong competition in the smartphone market as a contributing factor. According to Re/code, the South Korean electronics giant will report operating profit of $3.8 billion, the company’s biggest earnings drop in five years.
Ever since the official launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, “bend tests” have become more than commonplace on the internet, as everyone tries to find out just how durable Apple’s new flagships are. Samsung is getting ahead of the game, thanks to a new video published to one of their YouTube channels.
In early August, it was reported that Samsung’s semiconductor business had begun to see business slipping after Apple had chosen another company for its current-generation A8 processor. However, the president of Samsung’s semiconductor arm seems a bright future on the horizon.