Apple shocked the tech industry this passed summer by not releasing the iPhone 5. Nearly everyone was sure thatâ€”after a longer wait than normalâ€” they would release something revolutionary and truly magical. Let’s just say that the 4S, which is more or less the same as the 4 (except with a witty personal assistant), is not that. So why did Apple opt for the 4S instead of a 5?
The word on the street now is that the Apple initially did plan to wow us with something amazing. However, they were delayed by a part that lacked the stability their iDevices are known for. Apple allegedly assigned the part to a Taiwanese manufacturing company instead of Samsung. Apparently the piece that this company made failed the standard stability tests, but with Sammy and the like cranking out products like there is no tomorrowâ€”seriously, by the time I can say the name of an android device, there is a new one on the shelvesâ€”Apple had to release a new product to stay in the game.
Samsung is not denying these rumors either. Â One Samsung Electronics official gave this statement:
â€œAs far as we understand, Apple newly assigned production of two key components for its iPhone 5 and iPad 3 to a Taiwanese company, but these showed problems such as overheating during final tests.â€
Apple has reportedly pushed back the release of the iPad 3 for the same reason. It was rumored to be coming out in March of next year, but may be pushed back 3 months. Apple, since the beginning of the year have been trying to assign parts to Taiwanese companies instead of Samsung. They also, as you know may know, have been slamming Sammy lawsuit after lawsuit in an effort to pull ahead in the tablet and smartphone market.
Considering the performance and stability of Appleâ€™s iPhone and iPad that currently use Samsung’s chips, changing manufacturers may not be the wisest move. In my opinion, they need to iron out their differences and get back to making good products that will mutually benefit them both. I am all for protecting your intellectual property, but If you have to sacrifice your product quality to do so, that is a no-go.
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Via: The Hankyoreh