Samsung has raised the price of the processors used in Apple devices, it has emerged, as the companies’ increasingly vituperative legal wrangle takes a fresh turn for the nasty.
According to a source cited by Korean Newspaper Chosun Ilbo, whose report was picked up by the Wall Street Journal, Samsung recently put up the price of the A-series processors that feature in the iPhone and iPad by 20 per cent.
The anonymous insider said: "Samsung Electronics recently asked Apple for a significant price raise in (the mobile processor known as) application processor.
"Apple first disapproved it, but finding no replacement supplier, it accepted the (increase.)"
The move comes as the companies are embroiled in a continent-spanning courtroom battle over alleged patent infringements that has seen sales of key Samsung, Android-powered products temporarily suspended in some territories.
This week Apple was ordered to pay Samsung’s legal fees in full for a spat from earlier in 2012. The order came after the US company added alleged obfuscations to an apology to Samsung it was instructed to make by a UK court.
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