F U Sammy!
The latest iteration of the Apple TV – that "hobby" project first of Steve Jobs then later Tim Cook – includes a downsized A5 processor that may hint at progress in Cupertino's ongoing effort to distance itself from rival Samsung. Or not. On Sunday, MacRumors reported that they had popped open one of the new Apple TVs that …
Yep - that stood out so much that I thought I had been transported to a different, saner reality, and was about to check how the world had progressed without Thatcher and Reagan, and how many colonies we had on other planets ... then I read on, and found that it was all a lie, and that I am still stuck in this variation of reality.
I can't wait for Apple to innovate a large, black rectangular device for watching moving pictures with sound on. It's what the human race has been waiting for all these years, and when they do finally think different and bring such a stunningly original genius invention to market, it's only right and proper they go round suing everyone else who copied their idea over the last 20 years.
Even for click-bait.
There's a rumour that Samsung is not the chip supplier for some shite idevice* and it's a 700 word article. The SGS4 is due to launch in a few days; we see fuck nothing, other than a snide article on wireless charging.
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"Well, the Koreans will eventually copy that too."
Does this slur indicate that you believe that 'sung copied Apple, or do you believe that Apple are actually god and invented everything? Just need to gauge your understanding before I make a decision as to whether your a complete idiot or a troll.
"We called Apple, and they told us that the new A5 is now a 28nm chip, and it's manufactured not by Apple's iDevice processor partner, Samsung, but instead by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), and that they made the change because Apple is weaning itself from its chip-baking relationship with the Korean smartphone competitor and patent-litigation enemy.
That previous paragraph, of course, was pure fantasy – übersecretive Apple would never be so forthcoming."
It doesn't stutter now, even on A5, and even over wifi. This is using Apple's "low bitrate" HD movies mind you, which are less than perfect when it comes to artifacts (compared to Blu-ray sources). Inevitable, given the meagre circa 4gb file sizes.
However...it does have know timing issues with some Sammie screens with the motion plus feature activated, which causes it to skip a couple of frames every 4 second. Annoying? Very. Read into that what you will.
While avoiding the whole cause/blame of the 1bn figure fine, I'm not sure why you were downvoted. There's a very real possibility Apple (and possibly others) will face a price hike for exactly this reason. Gotta be pretty naive to think Samsung are just gonna suck it up.
It should be noted though, that the 1bn figure is very likely to come down by not insignificant amounts.
since only a fool would think that Apple, is Sammie's only means to profit from chips and that Apple won't actually incentives Samsung with this type of move.
Were not going to magically loose Galaxy's because Apple won't buy their chips from Samsung. Hell we may even actually benefit as customer with such a move if the two get into a Smaller, Faster, More efficient chip war.
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