Apple and Samsung Are Friendly Again, and the Competition Should Be Terrified

As the relationship thaws, winter may be coming for SanDisk, TSMC, and other chipmakers

The technology industry’s greatest rivalry may be turning into an unstoppable collaboration. Relations between Apple and Samsung Electronics appear to be thawing since the war waged by Steve Jobs forced these onetime corporate comrades to end lucrative supply contracts and engage in costly legal battles. In August 2014, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook agreed to begin winding down the patent suits with Samsung, and the two companies are teaming up again on new products.

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