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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...
09-06-2012, 11:06 PM #1
Reports Claim Apple Dropping Samsung as Memory Supplier During First iPhone 5 Run
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]
09-06-2012, 11:20 PM #2
Thats how much a-holes Apple are. Samsung make most of the iDevices and they sue them for copying.
I hope Samsung halt all production of Apple products then see what Apple do. They will have to go cry somewhere else to get their parts.
Talk about "bite the hand that feeds you"...
So if it wasn't for Samsung then Apple wouldn't have an iPhone would they.
09-06-2012, 11:28 PM #3
There are other part companies but only one apple
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09-06-2012, 11:42 PM #4
Not very accurate, Apple has already aquired several flash rom memory companies in order to facilitate some of the manufacturing in-house to keep costs down..Ultimatly they both need each other at this point..And it's not just Apple sueing Samsung..this has gone both ways for quite some time, they are both patent infringement trolls...But you can't just blame Apple
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09-06-2012, 11:49 PM #6
@NakedFaerie, do you understand corporate economics at all? The only reason Samsung was the original supplier in the first place was because they came in with the lowest bid. If Texas Instruments, Micron, or Billy Bobs Chip Emporium etc. had the lowest original bid they would have been the primary supplier.
Just because Apple wants to diversify the supply chain has nothing to do with wanting to "bite" anyone, it has more to do with ensuring the parts will be available at a lower cost when they are needed.
Now on the matter of Samsung stopping production? Not a chance in hell, the stock holders would form a lynch mob and go straight to Korea. Besides, business is business, both Apple and Samsung know this. Something you obviously have no clue about.
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09-07-2012, 01:15 AM #8
come on guys dont feed the troll, nakedfaeri is still salty because samsung lost the trial
09-07-2012, 03:18 AM #9
Ah the infamous troll known as NakedFairie heating up the debate again with his normal routine of bashing apple. This guy needs a life and should be banned from this forum.
09-07-2012, 04:34 AM #10
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09-07-2012, 07:05 AM #13
As with all "reports" posted here, take it with a grain of salt.
Unless Apple can get a cheaper supplier that can also keep up with demand they aren't gonna drop Samsung.
Samsung are simply too good at producing so many components for Apple for them to drop them without effecting the quality of their devices or supply.
I wish this constant childish, uninformed, stupid bickering from the crApple and Samsuck camps would just f**k off. Thinking either company is infallible in anything is wrong, stupid and ignorant.
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09-07-2012, 07:51 AM #14
i don't understand why apple haters even hang out on here, unless it's just that they have no life and are bored and want to make everyone as miserable as they are. this is a pro apple site. expect pro apple messages and pro apple opinions.
my life is way too busy for me to waste time on an android site slamming them (not that i even care to, android is ok, it's just not for me, i'm quite happy with iOS).
09-07-2012, 08:42 AM #15
in ios some of my favorite apps are Google search and Chrome, which are made by Google, which makes Android, which is partners with Samsung, which is Apple's biggest rival, the circle of life.
09-07-2012, 08:42 AM #16
I'm pro Apple, but I'm not an idiot.
09-07-2012, 12:01 PM #17
All he was saying is why sit and complain. On android sites its the same thing about how they are Better about how there numbers are better this that and the other.
If your a republican stay out of democrat forums, cause guess what the news will all be pro what ever the site Is.
This site is pro apple so of course the articles will be like that. Don't see anything wrong with being a fan of a product anymore than being a fan of a sports team.
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