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Apple moving away from Samsung as memory supplier

Apple is increasing its purchases of DRAM and NAND flash from suppliers in Japan as part of its ongoing effort to reduce its dependence on Samsung. Citing industry sources, DigiTimes reports that Apple has purchased more NAND flash from Toshiba and more RAM from Elpida Memory. The move comes as Apple and Samsung’s relationship grows increasingly contentious, with the two companies competing in the smartphone and tablet markets, and with multiple lawsuits against each other filed in courts worldwide.

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finally…!  Samsung was wrong to copy Apple’s iPhone design.  Apple had no other choice to fight against it.

Posted by Dennis on September 23, 2011 at 8:22 AM (CDT)


@1: Oh sweet zombie Jesus: these are corporations holding thousands of *overlapping* patents meaning that Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, etc. are legally guilty of stepping on and stealing from one another on a daily basis. The problem with anyone believing Apple’s hype is it’s the mid 2000s all over again with every idiot with an iPod and a computer posting about how every new mp3 player was a rip off of the iPod (which actually was a rip off of Creative interface and using the same basic design of the major mp3 players around in the years leading up to it). Samsung made a minimalist designed series of smartphones, players, and tablets that wind up looking similar to… a rectangle. Yep, we’re back at the notion that if your device is a rectangle with a button you must have ripped off Apple.

When Samsung releases a Galaxy with an iOS emulator and the ability to use Apple’s app store without Apple’s permission, then they may have crossed a line. For now, though, this is just corporations doing what corporations do: corrupting the courts and legal system to attempt to gain a market advantage no legitimate competition can give them.

Posted by Code Monkey on September 24, 2011 at 8:29 AM (CDT)

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