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  Well, they couldn't compete with Samsung when they were financially better off back in the 90's.  Why are they going to all of sudden make *better* products now?   Everyone in the display business is losing money - except for Samsung.  Everyone in the semi business (memory) is losing money - except Samsung and Toshiba.  
    Well, hope it works out for Apple..  $3.9B sounds a lot, but Samsung spends that much in a month+. 
  can you backup your statement "Apple invested heavily in Samsung" with legitimate sources?  or are you talking about the measly $100M Samsung received in late 1990's?   That sounds a bit nonsensical - especially given that most Apple displays until Apple's new iPads were made by LG.  (And LG is still LOSING money)
  ever heard of Exynos? 
  Samsung's had a huge semi manufacturing complex in Texas for almost two decades now.   so what's $3.6B got to do with this again?   Did Apple pay for this?
  From what I understand Apple's investment in Samsung was pretty insignificant, $100M.   You have to remember that Samsung routinely spends billions to build / upgrade their manufacturing plants - or $41B in 2012 alone.
  It's more like 4.6% last year.  Apple's component sales accounts for only $7B of Samsung Electronic's $150B revenue in 2011 - not a fatal hit, especially considering 40%-50% growth in Samsung mobile's revenue/profit.
  Well, Apple wasn't just going after Samsung Mobile..  It was going after Samsung Electronics, as a whole.. 
  Samsung has been making mobile devices for at least a full decade longer than Apple and has sizable 3G/LTE patent pools. Samsung wasn't even a major player in the US smartphone market until last year - HTC was.   I'm not quite sure how Apple is going to work around this - there is really nobody out there big or reliable to enough to meet Apple's demand. 
  *sigh*  Is that why Apple is buying $12B worth of components from Samsung, from $7+B last year?   because Apple has already moved most of their business away from Samsung?
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