Lawsuits clearly won’t stop Apple from partnering with Samsung.
According to ET News, Apple is returning to Samsung as its primary LCD display provider, which means it may cut orders from other partners such as Sharp and LG. The reason behind the move is likely a nod to the South Korean company’s ability to produce touchscreens using thin glass in large quantities. The glass is used in everything from the iPhone and iPad to MacBooks and is manufactured by Avatrec, Soulbrain, Global Display and Chemtronics, ET News said. Samsung also uses the thin glass components in its own products.
Samsung is also one of Apple’s largest suppliers of processors and memory, though Apple has tried to decrease its reliance on the South Korean company in recent years as the two firms continue to battle inside courtrooms around the globe.