May 20, 2013 - 04:00 PM EDT — AAPL: 442.93 (+9.67, +2.23%) | NASDAQ: 3498.965 (+33.722, +0.97%)
“Apple has reportedly changed its battery suppliers for the iPad and MacBook lines to Amperex Technology Limited and Tianjin Lishen Battery, both Chinese firms, after Samsung SDI (Samsung’s battery-producing subsidiary) stopped supplying Apple, the China Business News reports,” Darrell Etherington reports for TechCrunch. “If accurate, this would be just the latest in a series of rifts between the two companies.”
Etherington reports, “This battery supplier report is just the latest in a series of indicators that the relationship between the two could be undergoing a slow but inevitable shift, but don’t expect to see Apple and Samsung walk away from each other entirely for quite a while yet.”
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