Samsung covers patent fine by charging Apple more!

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  1. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Well, while Apple still can't find anyone else to manufacture their CPU designs with good yields on high volumes, why not, eh?
    Even on screens they can't really pass the baton to anyone else but Samsung.
    Most of the ghosting problems on newer MBP with Retina screen are from those made by LG, and Sharp isn't exactly a company which can still stand on their own feet.
     
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    That really wont matter. From what I have been reading, Apple is switching SoC to someone else in 2014.
     
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    Samsung have nothing to lose, Apple cannot go anywhere else until then.
    They are contractually bound as well, not that Apple cares about such things, but there is no alternative.
    Oops.
     

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    If this is true I don't know why Samsung didn't do this earlier. Now let's just hope if Apple gets pushed back that Samsung don't go around patent bullying smaller companies in their place.
     
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    An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.
     
  7. PhazeDelta1

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    True.

    But what I dont get is how was Samsung was able to up the price on their stuff. Normally a contract like that would have a fixed price for so many years. Don't get me wrong, I hate Apple just as much as the next guy, but I just find it odd that now all of a sudden Samsumg decides to go this route.
     
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    That was my thought too, I have to assume because it was accepted by Apple that it wasnt a flat charge.
     
  9. k1net1cs

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    It'd only take Samsung to get Apple to agree that pricings are per order basis for something like this to happen.
    They do have an agreement up to 2014 (for manufacturing), but when the last batch of an order has been finished, the next order may or may not have the same pricing as the one before.

    Not an eye for an eye, to be honest.
    More like a knee for an eye, and Samsung aims better with one good eye, it seems.
     
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    MORAL: Don't bite the hand that feeds you, it might raise the price on your processor.
     

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