For anyone who might have observed tech giants Apple and Samsung feuding in more than twenty courtrooms all over the world, the possibility of them working together seems unlikely.
Nonetheless, Apple is, and will remain for the foreseeable future, Samsung's biggest client, supplying components for iDevices. According to a report from the Korea Times, Samsung will remain Apple's supplier for the upcoming quad-core A6 chipsets despite previous rumours suggesting Apple will shop elsewhere for components.
The "anonymous sources" from inside the supply chain of the South Korean manufacturer reveal not only that Apple won't change the supplier, but also is speeding up orders to meet the deadline for next-generation iDevices.
"Samsung Electronics will apply its advanced 28-nanometer processing technology to produce qualified A6 mobile APs", the report says.
Samsung should then provide the A6 quad-core mobile processors for the upcoming iPad 3, which is rumoured to be arriving in Spring 2012, maybe as early as March.
It would seem somehow that Apple and Samsung are able to keep their legal differences separate and continue to do business as usual when it comes to the supply of electronic components.