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Samsung planning US$9b downpayment on iPhone displays

Korean firm would need to spend money building capacity for technology

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After years of battling Apple Inc in courtrooms and retail stores, Samsung Electronics Co may be ready to reconcile for its greater good.

Seoul

AFTER years of battling Apple Inc in courtrooms and retail stores, Samsung Electronics Co may be ready to reconcile for its greater good. That olive branch is expected to cost the Korean company almost US$9 billion upfront.

Samsung is in talks with Apple to be the exclusive