In yet another key illustration of how the relationship between Apple and Samsung is growing even more tense as the business partnership gets closer to a final resolution, Samsung is reportedly hiking prices on Apple while it can still do so.
As MMi has reported through the last few months, Apple appears eager beyond words to end its reliance on Samsung for the manufacturing of its mobile processors. But until that happens, it now looks like Apple will be paying more for the goods.
Samsung Electronics , the world's largest technology firm by revenue, raised the price of mobile processor supplied to Apple Inc. by 20% recently.
In the future, all signs point to Apple developing its relationship with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and cutting all ties with Samsung. According to rampant speculation, Samsung Electronics will not be granted a renewal of its long-term contract to supply APs to Apple when the current deal expires in 2014.
Source: Market Watch