Never Cross Apple

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With all our Apple crack licking, it's news like this that kind of encourages to take our tongues away. It seems that a Samsung exec spilled the beans about the manufacture of chips for the iPod Nano and, as a result, Apple pulled its business and sent it to SigmaTel.

The claim comes from Los Angeles-based Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Craig Berger, according to a variety of reports today. Berger told clients he believed Samsung's design win for the chip that will power the next version of the Nano would have been extended to an updated Shuffle had a Samsung executive not spilled the beans about the new Nano ahead of time.

Sounds pretty nasty, but it looks like that's how Apple plays its game. Bastards.

Samsung 'gaffe' sends Apple order to rival chip maker [RegHardware]