AppleInsider reports that Samsung has apparently put its prices up for its mobile processors, for Apple alone. Reporting on the price hike, MarketWatch says that according to anonymous sources, Samsung has increased the price of its chips, such as the iPhone 5â€™s A6 chip and the fourth-gen iPadâ€™s A6X processor, by 20%. As you might imagine, Apple initially refused to pay the extra, but was not able to find anyone else to make the chips that it requires. Interestingly enough, the chips are made at Samsungâ€™s plant in Austin, Texas. As AppleInsider notes, recent rumours have said that Apple has been trying to move its chip production away from Samsung, and Samsung has even been expecting to lose some of its Apple chip orders, but it seems that this is not about to happen anytime soon. Apple has even hired a former Samsung chip designer, Jim Mergard, but it doesnâ€™t look like it is ready to go with its own chips just yet.
Source: Samsung reportedly hits Apple with 20% price increase for iPhone, iPad chips