Apple is expected to stop the work with Samsung Display
Samsung was until this year the largest supplier of displays for Apple producs, but everything is going to change, the company from Cupertino is trying to quit from Koreans services. Although Apple has requested quotes from some partners to produce phone-sized screens, which is expected to hit the market in 2013, Samsung Displays has been overlooked. Koreans expects in 2013 that Apple to give up from their services for manufacturing iPhone screens and losses are of hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars.
Apple is unlikely to further use displays made by Samsung Display throughout 2013, as the company has yet to send a request for quotation (RFQ) to Samsung, according to a Korea-based media report. The report speculated that because Samsung has yet to receive Apple’s RFQ, it will no longer be considered for providing panels to Apple in 2013, most notably for iPad and iPad mini products.
Replacing Samsung, Apple is now based on LG Display, Sharp, Japan Display and AU Optronics, these companies already receiving from Apple a request for quotations of pricing screens. Apple was forced to quit from Samsung services because of intellectual property disputes and soon Samsung will lose nearly $9 billion that Apple paid annually on components manufactured by Koreans. The amount is high, but a company like Samsung can stand such a loss, at least in the short term.