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Next-gen iPhones could use Samsung NAND memory chips

Samsung NAND flash memory chips
Samsung NAND memory
Industry insiders claim that Samsung and Toshiba compete to become the provider of NAND flash memory chips for Apple's next-gen smartphones.

Samsung and Apple had more than just one or two legal fights over various patent infringements in the past, but that never stopped them from working together. Apple used Samsung-made components for a wide range of products and it looks like the next-gen iPhone is the next product from Cupertino to use such parts.

According to a report published by The Korea Times, "Samsung Electronics is in talks to sell more of its flash chips for the next models" while the iPhone maker is busy ramping up shipments of mid-range handsets with increased capacities. Unfortunately, the source also said no agreement has been yet made because negotiations over pricing and guaranteed shipments are still underway.

Various reports revealed that two new iPhone smartphones are expected to arrive in September. Since various iPhone 6 models use NAND chips made by Toshiba, SanDisk and SK Hynix, it would not be a surprise to see the new handsets using memory made by more than just one manufacturer as well. Obviously that none of these has been officially confirmed yet, but we will surely hear more about this matter in the coming months.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-07- 1 (Update: 2015-07- 1)