“This week Apple won a temporary injunction in Germany, barring Samsung from selling Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets in every EU nation except the Netherlands,” Woody Leonhard reports for InfoWorld. “In the Netherlands, the fight’s expected to extend to Galaxy phones as well.”
“Samsung’s one of Apple’s largest suppliers, with $5.6 billion of Samsung’s 2010 revenues coming from Apple. The Economist published a breakdown of the components of an iPhone 4, showing that Samsung provides flash memory, DRAM, and the processor for the phone,” Leonhard reports. “Altogether, Samsung supplies an estimated 26 percent of the pieces in an iPhone 4. Gizmodo goes on to ask a tantalizing question: What if Samsung stopped supplying parts for the iPhone 4?”
Leonhard writes, “My take: I bet they already have, or they will in very short order, and Apple couldn’t care less…I think Apple doesn’t need Samsung any more — as of a week or two ago — and they’re striking while the litigious iron is hot. If I’m right, that bodes well for an early release of the iPhone 5, and maybe even the iPad 3. ”
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