Apple no longer dependent upon Samsung
Rivalry in the marketplace is a common thing but when it comes to Apple and Samsung, nothing remains ordinary and even a little victory on one side goes a long way. However, this time we wont possibly call this Apple victory a ‘slight’ one because it has had a major impact on the rival company, Samsung. The heavyweight chip-maker TSMC has now gotten a major chunk of the deal of supplying Apple with the next-gen microprocessors. This is something that Samsung had been providing since a very long time but Apple just found a way to blow its bubble away.
The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has played a major role in the mobile market and it not only supplies components for Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor but also holds a key position in supplying the SoCs which are the backbone of smartphones and tablets. Apple’s move cant rightly be called as ‘mean’ because everything is fair in a business war and no one would actually want to rely on a major competitor in the supply chain. TSMC has gotten a sizeable order from Apple and hence the dependence on Samsung has decreased.
Before this happened, we had always remained very intrigued by the idea of Apple depending heavily on Samsung for components despite their appearances against each other in the courtrooms. But as things remained smooth on the supply side, they intensified even further in the legal actions over the recent years.