Reuters is reporting Apple may have dropped Samsung as a memory supplier for the first run of next-generation iPhones.
Reuter’s unnamed industry supply chain sources claim Apple will continue to use DRAM and NAND flash modules made by Samsung in future products, but have drastically cut orders from Samsung leading up to the next-generation iPhone’s launch. The Korean Economic Daily in a separate report claims Apple dropped Samsung as a memory supplier for the iPhone launch in a couple weeks, replacing the units with modules from Toshiba, Eplida Memory, and SK Hynix.
"Samsung is still in the list of initial memory chip suppliers (for new iPhones). But Apple orders have been trending down and Samsung is making up for the reduced order from others, notably Samsung's handset business," — Reuters Source.
Apple isn’t dropping Samsung as a supplier any time soon, remember they’re still the only supplier of Retina displays for the third-generation iPad, and manufacture a litany of other components for Apple.
Source: Reuters and The Korean Economic Daily [via AppleInsider]