Samsung reportedly raises Apple processor prices


Reports indicate that Samsung has hit Apple with a price increase on mobile processors of 20% recently. The tip comes from a person claiming to be familiar with the negotiations between the two companies. The source claims that originally Apple declined to pay the price increase.

However, the source says that after Apple failed to find another supplier of processors for the products, it accepted the 20% price increase. Apple is said to have purchased 130 million processor from Samsung last year and over 200 million units this year. Samsung has a long-term contract with Apple for processors that is good through 2014. No official comment has been made by Samsung or Apple on the dealings.

If accurate it must be good for Samsung in the short term though could cause problems later on. Seems about right to pay for a certain court case though..

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matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 12, 2012 at 15:42

If Apple couldn't find a new supplier now, it's unlikely anyone will have become as good at Samsung at making massive amounts of high-end processors by 2014, so Apple'll be forced to resign with Sammy. Therefore, it may not be an issue until Samsung have a worthy competitor (which I don't see happening any time soon).

On an opinionated note, I always love to see things go badly for Apple. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

Pondlife  Nov. 12, 2012 at 15:46

Lot easier to find a new supplier that far in advance than at relatively short notice though but yeah could still be the case.


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