According to a Digitimes report, Apple is in talks with Samsung over volume pricing of NAND flash chips, to be used in iPods and iPhones from June until December. The report claims that Apple is looking to acquire between 400 and 500 million 4GB NAND chips, but industry sources say Samsung is unsure of their ability to produce that many given that the request is 10-15 percent higher than what was previously agreed upon. Apple uses NAND flash in the iPod shuffle, iPod nano, and the upcoming iPhone.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.