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Report: Apple to buy $7.8B in components from Samsung

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Monday, February 14, 2011
News Categories: Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod

A new report claims that Apple and Samsung are negotiating a component contract that would see the iPhone maker purchase $7.8 billion in parts from Samsung this year. Citing industry sources, the Korea Economic Daily, via the Wall Street Journal, reports that the massive contract would include LCD displays, mobile application processors, and NAND flash memory chips used in the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The report notes that should the contract push through, Apple would become Samsung’s largest customer.

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