Apple No Longer Turning to Samsung for Battery Supply
According to Chinese Business News
, Samsung has stopped supplying Apple with batteries for the iPad and MacBook after the Cupertino California decided to switch supppliers. Apple has ended up using Amperex Technology Limited and Tianjin Lishen Battery to power their products instead. The news appears to be the latest in a string that continues to suggest that the relationship between the two technology giants continues to unravel.
Samsung previously terminated their long-term liquid crystal display panel partnership with Apple in October. Followed by another announcement that said Apple had already cut Samsung out of their display supply chain. Furthermore, there was news of Samsung raising the price of processors for Apple’s iOS devices by 20% as well (which the company ended up denying).
Regardless, once Apple’s biggest supplier, Samsung's relationship with the Cupertino California company continues to worsen as the South Korean manufacturer turns out to be one of Apple’s biggest competitors instead. All of the unfriendliness also happens to come at a time when the companies are both continually involved in patent disputes around the world.
We’ll have to see how the argument between the two continues to pan out as each company continues to take actions to come out ahead.
Source: Chinese Business News