Apple Hires Samsung’s Battery Executive & The Jokes Are Igniting On Social Media
By Yoon Sann Wong, 24 Jan 2019
Image via Thongchai S / Shutterstock.com
Apple has hired Samsung battery executive Soonho Ahn as its new global head of battery developments, reports Bloomberg.
Before joining Apple in December 2018, Ahn worked in Samsung SDI, a Samsung affiliate company that builds lithium ion smartphone batteries.
The move is believed to be Apple’s attempt at reducing its dependence on third-party companies for manufacturing the components in its devices. Even though Samsung is Samsung SDI’s largest client, Apple has used Samsung batteries in the past.
News of the hiring has sparked numerous puns and jokes on social media, largely due to Samsung’s 2016 Galaxy Note 7 battery debacle, where the models had to be recalled due to multiple battery explosions resulting in airline bans and reported injuries.
While it remains unclear whether Ahn was involved in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 incident, Samsung SDI was one of the battery suppliers for the model, says MacRumors.
Though the battery brouhaha urged Samsung to carry out more stringent battery safety checks, where no subsequent issues were reported, the news that made headlines worldwide has clearly not been forgotten.
See some of the most comical responses below.
Must... resist... explosion... jokes... https://t.co/dk8yqQ19lU— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) January 24, 2019
Explosive news— Jeff (@carry_the_flag) January 24, 2019
After sagging sales in China, Apple is hoping for an explosive quarter in the near future.— Henry (@TheDragonPup) January 24, 2019
New battery life is Mind *Blowing*— Fat Kid Deals (@FatKidDeals) January 24, 2019
Apple stocks are gonna be booming after this— Coby Hannigan (@ReellyBlue) January 24, 2019
Can’t wait until the next bomb ass iPhone 💣 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Aap68AEeRi— Not Shitposting (@NotShitposting) January 24, 2019
Mole sent by Samsung to destroy Apple from the inside.— Jolly Good Guy (@Jolly_Good_Guy) January 24, 2019
[via MacRumors and Bloomberg, main image via Thongchai S / Shutterstock.com]
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