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Apple reaches deal with Samsung to buy OLED iPhone displays

Samsung: you can’t live with ’em, you can’t make iPhones without ’em, a new report reveals. Apple has reportedly brokered a deal with its long-time South Korean “frenemy” to provide OLED panels for a future iPhone, scheduled to ship in 2017. According to the alleged terms of the deal, Samsung Display will supply in the region of 100 […]

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Apple says Samsung illegally won patent reversal

The Samsung vs. Apple patent war has been raging for years now, but it took an interesting twist recently when a three-judge panel in federal appeals court reversed a $ 120 million jury verdict in favor of Apple. The reason it’s interesting? Because, according to Apple at least, doing so was a violation of the U.S. […]

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Samsung Pay arrives to take on Apple in China

After almost two years of planning, Apple finally launched Apple Pay in China last month — and, wouldn’t you know it, Samsung’s keen to catch up! To that end, the company officially launched Samsung Pay in China today, partnering with the state-backed China UnionPay to do so. And, right away, it claims that it will […]

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No, Samsung Gear S2 is not getting iPhone support today

Everyone thinks Gear S2 is getting support for the iPhone today, and it’s all thanks to Verizon. But in actual fact, that’s not the case. While Samsung’s latest smartwatch will be iPhone-compatible at some point, you’ll have to wait a little while longer for it. The confusion stems from Gear S2 update notes published by Verizon, […]

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Samsung Gear S2 to gain iPhone support this month

Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch will get an update that adds iPhone compatibility by the end of this month, according to a new report. The move will allow Samsung to compete with the Apple Watch in its own backyard, but some features — such as Samsung Pay — will be lost when the wearable is connected to iOS. […]

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Samsung Galaxy S7 is the smartphone to beat in 2016 [Review]

Building a smartphone that beats the Galaxy S6 has likely been Samsung’s biggest challenge so far. How do you improve upon an already stellar design and one of the best smartphone cameras on the market? You build the Galaxy S7. With its curved glass back, larger battery, Dual Pixel camera and even more powerful internals, the […]

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Samsung Pay is taking its fight against Apple Pay to China

Apple Pay will finally arrive in China next year, and it’s going to have strong competition from day one. Just hours after Apple announced the expansion of its mobile payment service, Samsung confirmed its own will be following after it struck an almost identical deal with China UnionPay. Samsung’s deal will allow UnionPay customers to manage their […]

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Apple will continue its reliance on Samsung for OLED iPhone displays

People who are hoping Apple will one day sever ties with Samsung as a supplier are likely to be sorely disappointed, as a new report states that Apple will be relying on OLED displays from Samsung Display when it makes the switch to OLED screens for future iPhones. Samsung will reportedly not be the only company […]

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Apple buys former chip factory next door to Samsung campus

Apple has bought a former chip fabrication plant in North San Jose — shelling out $ 18.2 million for a 70,000 square-foot facility next door to Samsung Semiconductor’s new campus in the area. It’s not clear what Apple plans to use the facility for, although the marketing materials for the site described it as: “Well suited […]

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Samsung is taking its patent fight with Apple to the Supreme Court

Samsung agreed to finally pay Apple $ 548 million for the patent infringement case the iPhone-maker won way back in 2012, but it appears Samsung has had a change of heart and is now taking the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. The company filed a 219-page appeal to the Supreme Court today, claiming that the […]

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