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    Call it payback for all the courtroom litigation that Apple has forced onto Samsungfor copying its designs. According to MarketWatch, Samsung has effectively forced Apple to pay 20% more for mobile processors. “Apple first disapproved it, but finding no replacement supplier, it accepted the [increase],” said one of MarketWatch’s anonymous sources. Samsung will reportedly provide mobile processors to Apple until 2014 under the companies’ current agreement. One of Apple’s greatest assets is its ability to control the supply chain, but it looks like Samsung won out this time. Until Apple can find another mass producer for the chips it now designs entirely in-house, it apparently has no other choice but to pay the premium to Samsung.
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    Default Re: For Apple, Samsung processor price increases by 20%

    So they are either going to pay Apple with their own money, or collect big time if the ruling is overturned. Either way, prices go up for iPhones...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    Hopefully this is legitimate increased operating costs and just more noise from the press, but if Sammy is really trying to punish Apple, I see it as a dumb, short term move. It will simply put more impetus on Apple to complete the move to Taiwan Semiconductor and Sammy will be out a huge customer.
    That's probably going to happen anyway, so Samsung sees this as their Swan Song to Apple. Milk it while they still can.

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    The Street is now reporting that “a Samsung Electronics official denied the reports to… a Seoul-based newspaper” saying that “prices are set at the beginning of the year and aren’t changed easily.”
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    The relationship between samsung and apple are complex. Ther sued each other and cooperate with each other, so I am not curious about the SAMSUNG DENIES THAT IT’S JACKING UP APPLE PROCESSOR PRICES BY 20%. I only hope the price of iPhone or Samsung galaxy not be higher than before.
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    There some other rumors around:

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    So sad without Steve Jobs that's why I am switching now to Android.

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