Sources: Samsung, Bloomberg , , Reuters
quote: Chances of Apple actually owning a semiconductor foundry (so it can churn out its own custom ARM SoCs and NAND) and a telecom carrier (so it can rape its customers' wallets more) - less than Absolute Zero.
quote: If you have a look at the ongoing analysis by Horace Dediu of Apple's capital expenditure, which has been running above that of Intel, you will see that Apple invests billions in it's supply pipeline, it just doesn't own it out right. Which means it has even greater flexibility of supply.
quote: Nevertheless Apple's supply and design pipeline allowed it to produce the fastest smart phone CPU in the A7 and to make the first transition to a 64bit system so I am not sure what advantage owning a semiconductor foundry would confer.
quote: As for 'raping it's customers wallets' based on the smile on their customers faces at least they appear to be having orgasms