Nokia may drop Samsung as parts supplier

It's no secret there is no love between Apple and Samsung, as the two companies have been at each other's throats for quite some time. As result of this fight, Apple is moving away from Samsung's supply lines and they are sourcing their components from other manufacturers. In further news, according to a report from Apple Insider, the Cupertino-based company isn't the only one that has trust issues with Samsung.

According to Apple Insider's sources, Nokia is also planning to abandon Samsung. The maker of the Lumia and Asha phones have relied on Samsung to supply memory chips, displays and other components essential for making smartphones. However, distrust between the two companies may soon put a stop to this.

Both Apple and Nokia are very skeptical about the "firewall" between Samsung's component business and their smartphone business. This issue even came up in the Apple v. Samsung trial last year amid concerns that Samsung is directly stealing designs and ideas from its competitors.The report cites an individual familiar with Nokia's orders from Samsung as saying:

"[Samsung has ] a record of getting orders for next-gen components, then canceling the orders. And then they show up in a Samsung phone. When you see a Samsung ‘bendy’ OLED phone, as you surely will, you are looking at something that was stolen from Nokia.”

If this rumor turns out to be true, it will be very interesting to see who Nokia will pick as their suppliers and how this will shape their business and the mobile space.

Source: Apple Insider

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