Originally Posted by cutterjohn
Nope, not the same at all. Aple does ALL of the development and engineering work and THEN they utilize various OEMs to actually manufacture their devices. Why? Simple. They don't have to go through the trouble and expense of maintaining their own manufacturing facilities. As a matter of FACT a LARGE number of "big" companies do this nowadays, and in some cases they actually do use products designed by an OEM(ODM in this case) and re-badge it. It's how Clevo/Sager/etc. work.
The Iphone 4 uses a Samsung processor rebadged as an A4 - its been this way from the beginning for Apple and only changed slightly with them buying the other company (Intrinsity) that helped in designing their processors. Even the current A5 in the iPad 2 was designed mostly with Samsung's expertise - not Apple's. Think different, think again.
Samsung Wave features iPhone 4's A4 Processor
Its pretty funny that Apple is trying to sue Samsung when they are the people behind the processors that run their devices - without Samsung they'd be nothing.