Report: Apple in talks to source memory chips from China
by Alan Friedman / Feb 14, 2018, 12:42 PM
Currently, Apple buys NAND flash chips from companies such as Toshiba, Western Digital, SK Hynix and Samsung Electronics. Apple happens to be the largest purchaser of these chips worldwide, and was responsible for 15% of the 200 million GB of demand for the component seen last year. Adding a new source for its NAND flash chips will allow Apple to negotiate better pricing with its current suppliers. The NAND flash chip is one of the most expensive components to be found inside an iPhone.
If Apple does sign a pact with Yangtze, the latter could go from being an unknown name to a major player in the industry. According to Sean Yang, an analyst with Shanghai based researcher CINNO, Apple will help Yangtze improve the quality of its NAND flash chip in order to meet Apple's standards. The iPhone manufacturer will also help the chip maker increase the capacity of its assembly lines. This could be a win-win for Apple and China. The former gains another source of an expensive component giving it some leverage over pricing, and China adds the capability to produce memory chips domestically.
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They are looking for cheaper components ... But will the next iPhone costs less ??? Lol
posted on Feb 14, 2018, 1:00 PM 9
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All iPhone component are the cheapest in the market, that's why I never thought of buying Iphones, im smart not be fooled by marketing and paid reviews. Take this lists here you can see the difference between quality and lack of quality:https://www.inquisitr.com/3747
881/research-says-samsung-galaxy-s7-edge-safest-smartphone-iphone-7-one-of-the-worst/?utm_source=feedburner&u tm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Fe ed%3A+TheInquisitrTechnology+% 28The+Inquisitr+»+Technology%2 9
posted on Feb 14, 2018, 1:11 PM 2
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And why should any company (even Samsung or Google) reduce their product price because they negotiated a better raw materials price? Especially if the demand is still high. Im sure every shareholder or analyst will call a company stupid if they get into charity mode (In this case giving a discount when customers "want" it but don't really "need" it).
posted on Feb 14, 2018, 2:04 PM 4
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Lol... you really take that article seriously and believe it’s about build quality? I just read it and they go on one metric, SAR and the iPhone conforms with the FCC maximum allowance. Nothing to do with build quality.
posted on Feb 14, 2018, 3:15 PM 2
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“that’s why I never thought of buying IPhones” Which renders your opinion baseless. I use both android and iPhones, and iPhones are very well built from component to fit and finish. Why do you think many people say they wish they had an “iPhone that runs android”
posted on Feb 14, 2018, 3:39 PM 0
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and all the iPhones price will jump above $1000 Next year
posted on Feb 14, 2018, 1:46 PM 0
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The 7, 8, and will remain under $700. The iPhone 6.1 will be $799 The X will be discontinued The Xs and Xs Plus will be the only phones over $1000...Not sure how all iPhones will be over $1000...
posted on Feb 14, 2018, 2:04 PM 0
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It won't just be apple to go up. ALL will keep going up as long as we keep paying.
posted on Feb 14, 2018, 2:07 PM 1
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Apple will help Yangtze improve the quality of its NAND flash chip in order to meet Apple's standards i thought it was the other way around. You're good first and then Apple would come to you. I guess it's cheaper to train them and have them prodcue your chips, then to go bu from an established company like Samsung or Qualcomm for a higher rate. ok. we'll see.
posted on Feb 14, 2018, 1:52 PM 0
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"Apple will help Yangtze improve the quality of its NAND flash chip in order to meet Apple's standards" To do that, Apple would have to invest heavily in Yangtze Memory for the quality to be up to par with industry leaders, and that would end up costing Apple more money than if they were to just continue buying the memory chips from the well established brands they currently buy from... Doubt Apple would do that, considering the fact that Apple loves cutting corners to save cost. Is this author for real? Lol.
posted on Feb 14, 2018, 4:31 PM 0
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If Chinese phones contain spyware then Chinese parts will also contain them. So, Apple should use "MADE IN AMERICA" parts and manufacture iphones in AMERICA only .
posted on Feb 14, 2018, 9:12 PM 1
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