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Samsung to provide Apple with parts for future Apple iPhone 6 production?

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Samsung batteries rumored to power Apple Watch and the Apple iPhone 6
Strange bedfellows indeed. At each others' throats in the courtroom, Apple and Samsung place nice with each other when it comes to their manufacturer-supplier relationship. And that facet of the Apple and Samsung fable is about to have a new chapter written. According to a report out of Korea, Apple will employ batteries made by Samsung SDI for future Apple iPhone 6 units.

Besides batteries, there is talk that Apple will turn to Sammy's NAND Flash for the Apple iPhone 6. That was the original plan, but both companies could not reach agreement on pricing. Instead, Apple has employed TLC NAND Flash from Toshiba for the 128GB iPhone 6. But this has caused some serious problems. Owners of the device have reported that it will freeze, or enter into a boot loop, which is a torture that we wouldn't wish on anyone.

Besides the batteries and the NAND Flash, there is talk that Samsung might be called on to supply Apple with DRAM for future iPhone 6 production. And both sides are rumored to be discussing joint production of communications chips for the next iteration of the iPhone. The Apple-Samsung partnership for the iPhone goes way back, as Samsung has built some of the Apple designed Ax processors inside the iPhone and Apple iPad. TSMC produced the chips used in the current handsets, but Samsung is expected to recapture that business for next year's iDevices.

Samsung also might be providing Apple with application processors for the Apple Watch. The wearable is expected to be released on Valentine's Day 2015.

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source: BusinessKorea via GforGames

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