For several weeks, the relationship between Samsung and Apple is stretched with the highly publicized trial which condemned the Korean company a record fine of one billion dollars.
Today, divorce is consumed. In fact, Samsung clearly wants to move on because the Korean firm has already significantly reduced shipments of LCD panels to Apple and has even completely stop shipments next year, according to The Korea Times, citing a source (anonymous ) high-ranking Samsung.
This separation is not likely too implications for Apple since the U.S. firm had (obviously) less in recent months on LCD panels from Samsung, but instead sought companies such as LG and Sharp to take over.
However, it is possible that Samsung will suffer any losses with the end of the contract with Apple, but the Korean firm plans to increase the number of orders for LCD panels from Samsung Electronics (which produces smartphones) and Amazon (for screens of tablets).
For the record, Samsung provided over 15 million LCD panels to Apple in the first six months of the year, this figure was less than 3 million units in the third quarter and is expected to fall by half in the fourth quarter.
It is therefore unlikely that the iPad Mini , which should be unveiled today, is equipped with a screen manufactured by Samsung but LG or Sharp. To be continued.