It’s no secret that the smartphone industry is one of the most prolific branches of the tech world. While we don’t really know who to credit with the first smartphone just yet because it’s hard to pin such an important thing down, we do know which companies are shaping up to be the most important and innovative power players in the field. We’re talking about Apple and Samsung, of course.
For the longest time, what was happening between Apple and Samsung seemed like the world’s most fruitful rivalry. However, new rumors seem to indicate that the two companies might not be rivals after all, but rather partners, maybe even friends. Don’t believe us? We don’t blame you, so keep reading to find out what this is all about.
Samsung Makes More than Just Phones
Sure, we all knew that Samsung makes more than just phones. They make tables, refrigerators and televisions, among many other devices. But that’s not what we mean by this tagline. What we mean is that Samsung not only makes smartphones, it also makes many of the parts that go into them. For example, the famous Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets are produced by the company, and as we all know they’ve been used by many Android flagships this year, including their own.
This is why Apple reportedly needs to employ Samsung for the future iPhone 9 that might be released next year. The company reportedly has state of the art chipset making machines in its factories, and while Apple’s own chipsets might be good, they will never compare to the technological advance that Samsung is capable of. And Samsung already makes parts for iPhones, and has been doing so for years. They made the RAM for the iPhone 7, among others. So we’re not surprised that they might expand their scope.