After all, Apple is a purveyor of finely crafted digital gadgets that own the premium end of every spectrum where Apple competes while Samsung is a conglomerate that literally throws products up against a wall to see what will stick to the buying public.
So to speak. No two technology gadget makers are so different than Apple and Samsung. Apple marches to the beat of a different drummer, while Samsung tries so hard to be like Apple– loved and adored the world over. And filthy rich.
Sure. Apple could buy Samsung. Or, both companies could agree to a merger. And, yes, common sense prevails and President Trump has a better chance of being elected president of Russia to succeed Vlad the Impaler, but from a strategic standpoint, some kind of closer cooperation between Samsung and Apple makes good sense.
How so, Ms. T.T?, you ask.
Well, let me quantify a few differences and where Apple and Samsung need each other.
First up, Samsung makes a little of everything; from dishwashers to televisions, from chips to high quality displays, from washers and dryers to copiers. And along the way, Samsung proudly displays the company logo wherever it can, pisses on Apple whenever it can, and won’t pay its legal fines for stealing from Apple, yet is happy to take Apple’s money whenever the iPhone maker needs something Samsung makes.
Compare that conglomerate mentality and heritage to Apple, a technology giant whose products– all of them– can sit on a kitchen table; an enormous company with great riches that is careful what products it launches and yet milks billions in profits every quarter from each home.
Different as night and day, right?
Secondly, and onto their respective needs, Apple needs displays. Apple needs chips for RAM, SSD, and CPU. Samsung makes all those, and most of the time makes the best ones in affordable quantities. Samsung needs a stable market for its hardware. That’s Apple.
Apple has almost no presence in the so-called home market despite HomeKit being around for years. Samsung has products in every home all over the world. An agreement between the two technology titans would make for better homes and better gadgets. As it stands now, Apple and Samsung take home about 90-percent of the entire smartphone industry profits, but look how much Apple leaves on the table elsewhere.
Is there an Apple branded refrigerator? Or, television? Or, washer dryer combo? A Samsung and Apple merger would bring Apple’s software smarts and collaborative integration genius to Samsung’s high quality refrigerators and other gadgets.
A merger could create a premium brand– Apple– married to a broader range of lesser integrated products with the Samsung logo.
See? Win win.
Yeah, I know. I would be less surprised if President Trump won California in 2020 than Apple and Samsung reaching some sort of merger agreement.
It would be cool, amirite?