The Korea Times reports that Samsung will stop providing Apple with LCD panels next year. According to an unnamed “senior Samsung source,” the company is unwilling to sell displays to Apple at the steep discounts of some of its competitors like LG.
At the beginning of this year, Samsung was the single largest supplier of Apple flat panels, but according to the report, Samsung didn’t ship any displays for the iPad Mini which will be announced tomorrow. The companies obviously refused to comment. Given Apple’s billion dollar legal victory over Samsung this year and stiff competition for consumer hearts, it makes sense that the relationship between Samsung and Apple might not be so cozy these days. [Korea Times via TechCrunch]