iPods and other gadgets could soon utilize a new 8GB NAND flash memory chip that is now in production at Samsung chip factories. The company said it shrank the chips by about 25 percent from previous designs, while it increased the amount of file storage. “Users should see an increase in the amount of data storage capacity in small devices within the next six months thanks to the chip,” reports IT World. “Samsung said an 8GB NAND flash device can store 2000 MP3 files or 225 minutes of DVD-quality video.” The 8GB chip could also mean that 16GB devices are possible before the end of the year. Apple has been rumored to be introducing 6GB and 8GB iPod nanos in the next few months.
iPods to benefit from new Samsung chip
By LC Angell
LC Angell was a senior editor at iLounge. Angell is known for her work on various aspects of the Apple ecosystem, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod. In his role at iLounge, Angell was responsible for a wide range of editorial content, including reviews, buyer's guides, news, and features.