Samsung Electronics COO Lee Jae-yong and Apple CEO Tim Cook met with each other to discuss the long-term parts cooperation between the two companies. The two met this past Monday after Lee attended a memorial service for Steve Jobs. Apple and Samsung are strategic partners and rivals in legal battles at the same time. Jae-yong told reporters that Samsung will continue to sell parts to Apple until 2012. “For the 2013-2014 period, we discussed how best to supply even better parts,” said Jae-yong. Apple is Samsung’s largest semiconductor customer today. [KoreaHerald]
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Samsung Electronics has said that they wanted to stop the sale of the iPhone 4S in Japan and Australia. This appears to be payback because Apple successfully prevented Samsung from selling tablets in Australia. Samsung filed preliminary injunctions in the Tokyo District Court and in the New South Wales Registry.
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