Apple and Samsung – Friendship, rivalry and much more
Lets take it from the start. Right about the time Apple began its innovative approach towards products which is now its trademark, it chose Samsung as one of its partners to create parts for its unique products.
To cut a long story short, basically, everything was going pretty fine and Apple was sourcing backend from Samsung for a long time. Then just one day Samsung decided to come out with its own tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Until this point, Samsung had hardly given competition to Apple in any department. But as soon as it came out, the Galaxy tab made clear that it was hard competition for Apple’s iPad.
Still, damage was done and both of these companies indulged in a bitter legal battle that seemed to last for years altogether. Samsung stopped producing screens for Apple, which is sought to be the prime reason in the launch of the iPhone 4S rather han iPhone 5 last year.