The Apple-Samsung relationship is not a secret. Despite the fact that both companies are arch-enemies, Samsung continues to provide parts such as processors and displays to Apple. The A series processors are custom designed by Apple, but still built by Samsung. Apparently Samsung is now asking Apple to pay almost 20 percent more for iPhone and iPad processors.
According to Korean site, Chosun Biz (via The Verge), Samsung for the first time asked to increase the pricing for the processors it provides to Apple. The report also says that Apple has agreed to the price hike, since Samsung is the only company who’s able to mass produce processors at the moment. They’re not sure why the company asked for a 20 percent increase in price, but it is probably because of the $1 billion it has to pay Apple for a recent lost lawsuit.
Apple has already started working on ending its relationship with Samsung and is working with other part suppliers. It will take some years before Apple can finally break all ties with Samsung. Do you think Apple should continue working with Samsung or manufacture their processors elsewhere?