Originally Posted by Masked
...So you're saying that Apple isn't crapping where it eats...Which is absolutely incorrect.
While Samsung may //NOT// have invented anything...They should certainly be credited for expanding/building upon the hardware they already supply...
Without Samsung I'm sure the phone wouldn't perform nearly as well as it does...That's more fact than anything else...
So, Apple is taking a massive crap where it eats and they will eventually get burned by it.
In fact, I'd almost say that through the evolution of the parts that Samsung has created for Apple, they've moved into an "inventor" category as opposed to just making the part for the phone...Something that our laws certainly don't cover but they should.
If you're hired to make a part for company y, improve it, re-design it and make it more efficient, that part has become your creation and you should have the right to say "I made this"...Period.
For a start Samsung don't own the architecture it's based on an ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore with a PowerVR SGX543MP2 for the GPU.
So Samsung cannot be credited with either the design or architecture of the chip in any way.
They are nothing but a production factory for Apple in terms of CPU.
I'm pretty sure Apple have the resource to build their own production plant and produce CPUs but its probably more cost effective for them to outsource.
I honestly wish people would do more research.Edited by Skrillex - 10/28/11 at 9:05am