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Qualcomm has formally pulled the plug on its Snapdragon 802 chipset. The processor was set to be a slightly improved version of the hugely successful Snapdragon 800, and was designed for televisions and set top boxes. But Qualcomm claims that the demand for the chipset has been too low.

Samsung currently supplies all of Apple’s mobile processors.

Samsung has dealt Apple a nasty blow by increasing the price of its mobile processors — the ones built into every iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch — by 20%. According to a person familiar with negotiations between the two companies, Apple initially disapproved the price hike, but was forced to accept it with no replacement supplier available.