Samsung rumored to provide NAND flash memory chips for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
posted by Mihai A. / Jun 30, 2015, 7:09 PM
The report, quoting a "source close to the deal", claims that Samsung is in talks to become one of Apple's suppliers of NAND flash memory chips for this year's iPhone models. Allegedly, Samsung is currently testing memory chips for stability and durability in its factory in Xian, China.
As per today's report, Samsung did not contribute flash memory chips for the iPhone 6 series due to the fact that the two companies did not reach an agreement over pricing.
Allegedly, Apple is planning to ship more the 64GB iPhone models in response to strong demand for the 64GB versions coming from China and Europe, and that 64GB memory chips is what the Samsung-Apple deal might entail for the iPhone 6S. According to a report from Credit Suisse, Toshiba with 50%, SK Hynix with 30%, and Sandisk with 20% are the companies that supply memory chips for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
At the moment, it's not clear how much Apple plans to rely on Samsung memory chips for the iPhone 6S series, and it remains to be seen if Samsung can help fix the issues that some users have been reporting about the flash memory chips inside some iPhone 6 versions.
From the looks of it, Samsung will play a major part in the Apple 6S series. Some rumors suggest that Apple has also picked Samsung to fulfill most of the A9 chip manufacturing for this year's iPhones, although others claim that TSMC - the company that makes most of the A8 chips that go in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus - will continue to be one of Apple's chip-manufacturing partner for the iPhone 6S series.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus in September, but until the new handsets reach the market and multiple versions are torn apart, we won't be able to tell if these rumors hold any water or not.
source: Korea Times
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Seems a bit late in the game to still be "in talks"
posted on Jun 30, 2015, 7:20 PM 1
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How is this a rumor, when it happens every year in some capacity.
posted on Jun 30, 2015, 7:44 PM 12
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What are you doing PA? It's blasphemy to say their gods are joining forces to get all their money while they're fighting with loyalty on tech websites. You're punching the hardcore apple and samsung fanboys right in their guts!
posted on Jun 30, 2015, 8:44 PM 1
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Let's just rename the Apple iphone 6S and call it iSample... Because Samsung has more original parts in it. So (i+Samsung+Apple= iSample) O.o
posted on Jun 30, 2015, 9:54 PM 9
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Of course the 64GB model.is in higher demand. Apple drove the demand by dumping 32GB and keeping 16GB. They know 16GB isn't enough with today's apps and most will spend more to get 64GB. If they made 32 the entry level model, the demand wouldn't go to the 64GB. Thank you Samsung for not being like them and making 32Gb the minimum.
posted on Jun 30, 2015, 10:05 PM 2
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Lol ppl say Samsung is dead... If Samsung don't make iPhone the wat apple gonna do... They already tried to stop using Samsung and they end up in problems
posted on Jun 30, 2015, 10:46 PM 3
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It is the whole, "If you aren't number 1, you lost" which is most definitely not true. Unfortunately between that and the whole "everyone wins/participates" thing, which also is also weird, people seem to have forgotten that being number 2 or 3 or even 7 as Samsung is in market value, is still an enormous amount of profits. Also people completely ignore how big a profit margin apple has compared to most any other company out there, for some reason apple can get away with something that other companies cannot.
posted on Jul 01, 2015, 1:10 AM 0
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Wrong.. for example if Samsung and Apple doesn't doesnt ink a deal like last time.. Samsung misses out of a billion dollar deal, and Apple will head to LG or TSMC. If Samsung dropped off the face of the earth, the tech world will keep on going.
posted on Jul 01, 2015, 3:26 AM 1
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Sounds implausible as Apple had shifted most of their manufacturing out of samsung and they want to be completelly independent, but who knows ? Maybe there isn't enough manufacturing capacity for that hundred million of iPhones.
posted on Jul 01, 2015, 3:21 AM 0
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