Samsung Contributes Significantly to the New iPad
Apparently, the global tech war hasn’t stopped Samsung and Apple from working together on the iPad 3. Both companies face one another for countless of times on the courtroom over patent infringements and design violations. However, a breakdown of the new tablet revealed that Samsung contributes significantly for Apple’s new flagship.
IFixIt, the popular repair service dismantled the new iPad and it discovered chips made by Samsung, Qualcomm and Broadcomm. Markings on the new A5X processor show that it is fabricated by facilities owned by Samsung. The South Korean firm is also the supplier for the gorgeous high resolution 9.7 display. Consequently, Samsung enjoyed a rise in stocks price following the news of its involvement in the production of the iPad 3.
The close connection between these giants stands in contrast to the fierce legal battles that have been waged in many places around the world. Apple’s iPad is still dominating the market but it is facing more competition from Samsung, Amazon, Motorola and others.
The new iPad 16 GB (WiFi only) is sold for £399 in UK, while the most expensive model (64 GB of internal storage, WiFi and 4G) costs £ 659.
Since the launch of the original iPad in 2010, about 55 million units have been sold. Android tablets, especially the Samsung Galaxy Tab series, are still the biggest competitors. Also, this week Nokia announced that it will release a Windows 8 tablet although it didn’t give a definite timetable. Nokia’s solution can be more attractive to professionals who mostly use Windows OS on their notebooks and desktops.