iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, News

Samsung Slams Apple With 20% Price Increase For iOS Device Chips

According to a report from MarketWatch who sourced Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo, Samsung has hit Apple with a 20 percent price increase on iOS device chips. The increase applies to A-series processors in iOS devices.

MarketWatch reports:

“Samsung Electronics recently asked Apple for a significant price raise in (the mobile processor known as) application processor,” the person was quoted as saying in the report. “Apple first disapproved it, but finding no replacement supplier, it accepted the (increase.)”

The two firms have started to reflect the new supply price recently, the report added, citing the same person.

The A6 processor reportedly has a cost of around $17.50. This 20 percent hike would kick that price up by around $3.50. That may not seem like a lot of money, but when you’re making millions of devices, it could affect Apple’s bottom line.

Hopefully Apple will start manufacturing their own chips for future iOS devices. This would not only cut out Samsung, but will leave Apple in a more self-reliant position moving forward. The last thing we need is a shortage of processor chips.

Source: MarketWatch via MacRumors

Share this Story

Related Posts

4 Comments

  1. aws alkhazraji

    January 17, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    570692 83743Sorry for the huge review, but Im really loving the new Zune, and hope this, as well as the outstanding reviews some other people have written, will help you decide if it is the proper choice for you. 58943

    Reply

  2. In Vivo PK Studies

    February 5, 2018 at 6:28 am

    687006 158006Nice read. I just passed this onto a buddy who was performing some research on that. He just bought me lunch since I identified it for him! Thus let me rephrase: Thanx for lunch! 887041

    Reply

  3. Free UK Chat

    February 5, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    94819 383827How do I know if a WordPress theme supports a subscribe option? 137555

    Reply

  4. Metatrader 5

    February 11, 2018 at 5:52 am

    463149 193132hello admin, your internet site pages pattern is simple and clean and i like it. Your articles are incredible. Remember to keep up the great function. Greets.. 389727

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join Our Mailing List

Email Format

Free iTunes Gift Cards!

Find us on Google Plus