Originally Posted by holymadness
My guess is that there is something fishy about this story. If Apple and Samsung have a contract that is valid until 2014, there is no way Samsung can unilaterally impose a 20% price increase after its signing to get revenge for patent wars, or what have you. Either the price increase (or a clause permitting it under certain conditions) was already stipulated in the contract, or this is simply untrue.
Don't see anything fishy at all. Contracts don't always specify fixed pricing for goods. Manufacturing costs are all too frequently impacted by fluctuations in prices for raw materials and labor, not to mention natural disasters, that specifying a fixed hard price often makes little sense.