Apple to Have the iPad Mini As Claimed by Samsung
Apple is still fighting it out in court with Samsung over patents. Yet ironically, the Cupertino-based electronics giant will still increase its dependence on Samsung this year.
In 2011, Apple paid $7.8 billion to the South Korean company for parts that it will use on its products. This year, that figure will rise even further to $11 billion. Currently, their contract is for around $9.7 billion for devices that have already been unveiled. Apple, however, is expected to release other devices towards the end of the year. Among this is a rumored smaller version of the iPad, nicknamed the iPad mini, towards the end of the year.
This smaller iPad will presumably have a display size of 7.85 inches. In addition to this, Apple will be increasing its order for MacBook Air computers. These will be equipped with Solid State Drives from Samsung. These information have been revealed by a Samsung executive, which almost surely confirms Apple’s plans for a smaller version of iPad.
The South Korean company is known for producing electronic parts such as NAND flash memory, mobile processors, and memory chips. It is also planning to improve display technologies and a crucial aspect of mobile devices. Samsung and Apple have a contract for the production of parts up until 2014.
via phone arena