Too bad, they were so dependent on Apple. Bitter statements.
Apple can make one without using their patents but the first GEN might not perform as good as their current tech. Apple can also seek licenses from other GPU makers.
ProJames, 05 May 20171: Maybe for TFT displays, but Super AMOLED panels are Samsung-made. 2: No, it's the other wa... moreAMOLED displays might be manufactured in a Samsung factory, but they have suppliers just like Apple. The machines that make AMOLED screens are Japanese and the chemical pigments for those screens are supplied by Japanese and American companies.
IT had a good innings, but soon they will lose their biggest customer. Such is business.
mentalerror, 05 May 2017maybe its a plan for apple to let imagination tech go bankrupt within 2 years by boldly declar... moreYou are the only comment who got it. When Imagination makes it self dependant from such a big company like apple, this risk always exists
Anonanoymoususes, 05 May 2017thats what happen when people afraid their competitor ... Well said!
Mzma PIB, 05 May 2017After Qualcomm, now Imagination Tech.. next Who Apple will face on patents issue?Qualcomm just wants to troll them
Imagination is a partner of apple, there will be no patent war
After Qualcomm, now Imagination Tech.. next Who Apple will face on patents issue?
ProJames, 05 May 20171: Maybe for TFT displays, but Super AMOLED panels are Samsung-made. 2: No, it's the other wa... moreSo if huawei is a copy of Samsung's galaxy design, then would you also admit that porsche copy Samsung?
I m using both apple and Samsung but I don't knw why I like iPhone more .. though it has some limitations
ProJames, 05 May 20171: Maybe for TFT displays, but Super AMOLED panels are Samsung-made. 2: No, it's the other wa... moreSuper amoled came from Universal display. Samsung pay royalties to Universal display for supplying the amoled to Samsung. I did research.
Note7 owner, 05 May 2017Why did you put all your eggs in Apple's basket?. Diversify man and stop depending on apple. ... moreBefore, they had a deal with Texas Instruments. But when they stopped producing SoCs, they lost that. Qualcomm already had their own Adreno GPU and Samsung went for ARM's Mali GPUs.
Anonymous , 05 May 2017No. The display comes from Universal display; while the design comes from porsche like the hua... more1: Maybe for TFT displays, but Super AMOLED panels are Samsung-made.
2: No, it's the other way around. S7 Edge was released in March 2016. The Huawei copy was released this January.
3: ARM based but still custom cores.
4: As I said, they also use components from others when they can't fulfill their own needs.
ProJames, 04 May 2017Samsung phones are made mostly of in-home components. The display, design, software are Samsun... moreNo. The display comes from Universal display; while the design comes from porsche like the huawei porsche design. Of course, the soc is based on ARM so I don't mind about the custom soc. The battery may not come only from Samsung but other manufacturers as well, because Samsung may not make not enough.
ashyjay92, 05 May 2017samsung is the supplier for samsung, as they make the SoC, the RAM, the NAND, the displays, an... moreNo. Much of Samsung components come from other manufacturers. Samsung is much corrupted as apple.
maybe its a plan for apple to let imagination tech go bankrupt within 2 years by boldly declaring that they will no longer support them and pretending to develop their own gpu. then after declaring bankruptcy, apple can acquire their patent for a cheap price. its a win win for apple