Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Oct 2010 12:23 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Catfight! Get out your mobile phones and start filming, because two important personalities in the mobile world just got into a catfight. After the presentation of Apple's (once again) stellar quarterly results (what's with the low iPad sales, though?), Apple's CEO Steve Jobs went on a bit of a tangent regarding Android (among other things). Google's Andy Rubin, the father of Android, responded in a pretty fun way via Twitter.
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RE[2]: Catfight is on
by kaiwai on Tue 19th Oct 2010 14:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Catfight is on"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

Actually Samsung is one of the top LCD producers in the world, maybe the top one. I doubt they can't afford it or that their supply is low compared to Apple.


Apple made a massive investment in Samsung years ago and in return they get a major chunk of the supply; its a win-win situation for both companies. Samsung's capacity increases along with a dedicated customer and they can also supply themselves off the back of the increased capacity.

Edited 2010-10-19 14:08 UTC

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RE[3]: Catfight is on
by spiderman on Tue 19th Oct 2010 14:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Catfight is on"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Actually Apple gets its LCD display for the iPad from LG. Samsung is providing the memory and the A4 processor.

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RE[4]: Catfight is on
by kaiwai on Tue 19th Oct 2010 14:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Catfight is on"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually Apple gets its LCD display for the iPad from LG. Samsung is providing the memory and the A4 processor.


Cool, thanks for the correction ;)

The gradual roll out probably slowed down sales - it would be interesting to note sales on a per-capita basis (to harmonise out population differences) in countries that don't have carrier lock in versus the US where there is lock in to AT&T - whether the arrangement with AT&T is hampering uptake. With that being said, the fact that Verizon is using a technology so ancient that even a country like NZ is going to kill off very soon tells me the lack of competition is due to a lack of technology harmonisation more than anything else.

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