Apple reportedly stops using Samsung batteries in the iPad and MacBooks
As companies continue their seemingly never-ending technology patent wars, tensions between the combatants – who often utilize the parts of each other for their products – grow ever stronger.
A mere two months after Apple defeated Samsung in a multi-billion dollar patent battle, the company is reportedly attempting to further end its reliance on Samsung parts for its iPads and MacBooks.
Samsung has been the main supplier of batteries for both the MacBook and iPad. Now, according to TechCrunch, Apple is transitioning to Chinese Companies Amperex Technology Limited and Tianjin Lishen Battery.
The news comes on the heels of Apple’s decision to use LG displays for the bulk of new iPad minis instead of going with Samsung displays as it had on the larger iPad.
One has to wonder if a move away from Samsung batteries could lead to device shortages in both the iPad or MacBooks and what, if any, relationship Apple and Samsung will maintain going forward.
What do you think, is Apple’s move away from a partnership with Samsung wise?