Apple’s New iPhone X – Built by Samsung

Apple vs Samsung

In the smartphone and tech industry there are no greater rivals than Apple and Samsung. Apple’s new smartphone the iPhone X, (available starting November 3rd), is the latest in the two companies trying to one up each other.

However…

Samsung is actually making quite a profit on each iPhone X sold. This is because Samsung is in contract with Apple to supply the components required to build each phone.

Samsung built components:

  • OLED display -(iPhone X)
  • Batteries -(iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8s)
  • Chipsets and Processors-(iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8s)

Samsung has a contract to supply around 160 million OLED displays to Apple. Originally the contract was for 100 million and was estimated to be worth $2.59 billion.

 

Who’s winning in this smart phone competition?

Since the Steve Jobs era at Apple, it seems like Samsung is taking the lead. This is greatly due to using new and innovative technology in phones as well as their other market sectors, like kitchen appliances. Apple has stuck with using tested and true technology. Meaning you’re not going to get the newest or fastest hardware, but you will get a device that works like you expect it to.

I can feel confident in my decision to switch over to Samsung for my smart phone needs a few years ago. When I look at the new iPhones being pushed out each year I can’t help but say what’s new or different from the last one?

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