A somewhat odd report surfaced in Korea this morning. According to this new report "Samsung Display is creating an exclusive group for focusing only on Apple's product development and management." To clarify that statement's intent, the Korean press stated that "It seems the purpose of this group is to look out for what Apple is making and what kind of demands Apple is receiving so that Samsung can react and respond faster."
According to an official on the 29th, Samsung Display is promoting making the Apple exclusive team. Up till now, Apple related staffs were working separately in their own department.
Another official said, "We are promoting in creating such team so that we may effectively respond to various customers' demands."
The strong candidate for the leader for the Apple exclusive team is executive director Eungsang Lee. Executive Lee graduated Tohoko University in Japan and was one of the core members in Samsung's first LCD business.
While at first it sounded like another group within Samsung dedicated to slavishly copying Apple's products, it turns out that this display related team will in fact be dedicated to slavishly catering to Apple's every need.
Is it too hard to believe? Only time will tell. Yet it appears at the moment at least, that Samsung is okay with being a funambulist between catering to Apple on the one hand and copying them on the other.