The recent rift between Samsung and Apple has widened thanks to fierce legal battles and rhetoric — the two companies otherwise share historically deep business relationships — but cracks in those business relationships are starting to show.
What the report doesn’t say is that Samsung is also unlikely to manufacture the displays used in another product Apple plans to launch this week: the new iPad.
Samsung has already cut our portion of shipments to Apple and next year we will stop shipping displays,” a Samsung source said.
Today’s news follows another recent report of diminished business ties between the two companies, which fought a heated legal battle over patents in court earlier this year.
Reuters reported in September that Apple was cutting back on Samsung components for the iPhone 5, though dismissed the idea that the decision was based on legal animosity.
Brightness, black level, and contrast The Apple iPhone 5 is capable of nearly four times as much light output as the Samsung Galaxy S3.
While the decision to stop selling displays to Apple may also not be related to recent legal battles, the two companies seem to be creating mutual distance to protect their bottom lines.
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