Despite courtroom battle, Apple picks Samsung for iPad mini displays?
One of the most interesting drama stories of this decade when it comes to tech is how Apple and Samsung can hurt each-other in the courts, and be partners at the same time. We know that Samsung is in-charge of building a lot of the silicone chips we see on most of Apple’s mobile devices, and even some of Apple’s laptop computers. Reports have it that Samsung is now going to begin production on more Apple components, and this time away from silicone.
At the moment Apple uses AUO to build the displays of Apple’s non-retina iPad mini, and then LG and Sharp for its Retina displays. The report states that Apple is planning to cut AUO completely, and drop some of its production from Sharp. The purpose is to apparently give Samsung that business going forward.
It’s hard to predict why Apple might consider doing this, and we do doubt that it has to do with some internal settlement between the companies. Remember these are just rumors for the moment, and regardless of which company Apple uses, we doubt you’ll notice a difference in the end product you purchase at any store.