Firms Compete in Product Market and Cooperate in Parts Market

(p. B1) When the iPhone X goes on sale next month, Apple Inc.’s rival, Samsung Electronics Co., has good reason to hope it is a roaring success.
The South Korean company’s giant components division stands to make $110 from for each top-of-the-line, $1,000 iPhone X that Apple sells.
The fact reflects a love-hate dynamic between the phone makers that is one of the more unusual relationships in business. While each company vies to get consumers to buy its gadgets, Samsung’s parts operation stands to make billions of dollars supplying screens and memory chips for the new iPhone–parts that Apple relies on for its most important product.

For the full story, see:
Timothy W. Martin and Tripp Mickle. “Samsung To Benefit If iPhone X Is a Success.” The Wall Street Journal (Tues., Oct. 3, 2017): B1 & B5.
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(Note: the online version of the story has the date Oct. 2, 2017, and has the title “Why Apple Rival Samsung Also Wins If iPhone X Is a Hit.”)

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