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Apple turns to Samsung for new iPhone 6 and Watch parts

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Apple turns to Samsung for new iPhone 6 and Watch parts

Apple is said to have turned to Samsung for new supplies of internal components for the iPhone 6 and the upcoming Apple Watch, in the latest twist in the rivals' convoluted relationship.

According to reports, Samsung will this week start producing batteries for the iPhone 6.

Apple is also said to have asked the Korean giant to supply 128GB NAND flash drives for its larger devices.

The move comes amid claims that Toshiba drives currently used in top-end iPhone models are the cause of catastrophic hardware errors.

Having already given Samsung the contract to produce future 'A-series' chips, Apple is also thought to have requested application processors for next year’s Apple Watch.

The move means Samsung and Apple have come closer together at just the time many thought Cupertino was looking to distance itself from its chief competitor.

The two settled all lawsuits outside the US, but are still engaged in a battle over patents in Apple's domestic market.

It may be that with Samsung’s mobile division struggling, Apple is no longer so concerned about the threat it poses.

Source:

Business Korea

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