Lol at Apple, they are so useless, they cannot produce one single display. They think they can damage Samsung, they think that Samsung needs somebody else's displays? Samsung makes everything for everybody. Its Apple who doesn't have one production line, all they have is a name.
And here is the proof. Apple is really afraid of Samsung. They know they are slowly losing the momentum, that people are starting to use their brains when it comes to buying something. Shame on you Apple, play right! But what should I ask from a company which has said that 9.7” is perfect for a tablet and other dimensions are sh*t, then it announced iPad Mini? What a bunch of l*sers!
I think the reason Sharp is buying those equipments because the equipments are already installed, calibrated and ready to rock and churning out more profits for Sharp. And it is cheaper to buy them used.
Apple, always evil. You could smell the evil of Apple from a distance when all this delays were announced.
Well samsung has amoled so they wont do different.. dont understand childish behavior from apple.. like kid on the sand playground - dont lend him that bucket with truck he is not our frieend..
Iris, 15 Jul 2014Why buy equipment from Apple?
In that money they can buy a new one and give the old equipment... moreIf they're offering 293 million for half of used machinery how would it be cheaper to buy new equipment?
293 million is less than half the value of new equipment.
Ha, where did you read that android man? why sue them when they can just not sell them the equipment?
Let me guess Apple are going to sue Sharp. get a life Apple stopping suing people that help you make your products. there always taking Samsung to court over stupid things. they make your components.
I suggest Samsung to acquire Foxxcon.
Then stop building iPhone and iPad for Apple.
This is a non-issue: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indium_gallium_zinc_oxide
"IGZO-TFT and its applications are patented by JST. They have been licensed to Samsung Electronics (in 2011) and Sharp (in 2012)."
The IGZO tech isn't owned by Sharp, its only licensed AND Samsung's already got a license.
"IGZO-TFT has 20-50x higher electron mobility than amorphous silicon (... ) As a result, IGZO-TFT can improve the speed, resolution and size of flat-panel displays. It is thus considered to be one of the most promising thin-film transistors for use in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays."
So its only a matter of time until Samsung decides to use the technology ( or manages to make it work/adapt it ) in its AMOLED line of displays, potentially revolutionizing the technology.
Why buy equipment from Apple?
In that money they can buy a new one and give the old equipment to apple (that wan't have what to do with it) ,will be cheaper and will learn Apple a lesson.
Crapple is at it again. It spends so much money in court, laywers and making deals, no wonder the phones cost a fortune. 50% of their products is to cover attorneys and legal costs.
Can Apple ensures steady profits for Sharp for the next 10 years or more, based on the analysts benchmark if Sharp agrees not make screens for Samsung?
Anonymous, 15 Jul 2014Typical scummy move my Apple.
I also suspect Apple have been doing much dirtier deals like... moreWow, funny how if its Apple, there is always overreaction. Apple is playing tough yes, but this is how it is in business. We are not talking about illegal moves here, but strategising in a giant chess game.
Illegal moves such as tax evasion, bribery and price fixing for example, should not be tolerated, but wonder why Samsung fans here choose to ignore?
cdnj, 15 Jul 2014Apple to Mommy Sharp: Mom, don't bake that cake for Samsung. I hate her! totally. i didnt know that sharp was making the screens. i thought it was made in U S A crap ;(
Typical scummy move my Apple.
I also suspect Apple have been doing much dirtier deals like this for laptop screens. Which is it that you can't buy a decent 16:10 laptop screen from anyone else, as it seems Apple made some dirty deal with LG. It would be interesting is some investigative tech journalist could find out.
Apple to Mommy Sharp: Mom, don't bake that cake for Samsung. I hate her!
popye, 14 Jul 2014Apple can easily buy Sharp and Samsung if it wants. How can apple buy a business conglomerate like Samsung that accounts for 30% of South Korea's economy?
rational, 15 Jul 2014those with high IQ's are trying androids because it is open source and you could try your geek... moreOnly arrogant people like you think a high IQ means you're automatically interested in electronics. There are lots of intelligent people who are interested in things besides electronics and there are lots of idiots who are interested in electronic technology. Sorry to break it to you, but most people who buy an android phone do not care that it is open source and will never do anything more that what the phone was intended to do out of the box.