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Apple orders 50 million NAND chips for iPhone?

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2008
News Categories: iPhone

According to a report, Samsung is warning its other customers that supply of NAND flash chips will be cut sharply in July thanks to an Apple order for 50 million 8Gb-equivalent chips, mostly for use in iPhones. DigiTimes reports that supply will also be affected due to capacity reductions made by Samsung in April and May in an attempt to reduce oversupply. Despite Apple’s large order, many industry insiders are still in doubt about its impact, noting that Apple already purchased 25 million 8Gb-equivalent NAND flash chips from Samsung in June, and stating that future Apple orders will depend largely on iPhone sales.

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1

Don’t get too excited… the 50 million NAND chips are all going to be put into a single 400 million gig iPhone for Steve Jobs.

Posted by ort on July 2, 2008 at 8:21 AM (PDT)

2

do you think this has anything to do with samsung keeping some of the NAND chips for themselves?  ...ahem…i900 that is also being released this month?!

Posted by jnaks on July 2, 2008 at 10:44 AM (PDT)

3

Is there a typo in this article or is it supposed to say 8 Gb-equivalent (= 8 gigaBIT-equivalent)?

Posted by Matt on July 2, 2008 at 9:55 PM (PDT)

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