Samsung and Apple were both involved in an endless patent battles around the world. What makes it interesting is the fact that Samsung was also one of the most important hardware supplier for nearly all iPhone series. Although the last version, iPhone 4S doesn’t use Samsung’s NAND flash anymore.
So, what about iPhone 5? Will this brand new handset carry on Samsung’s hardware pieces.
Well, the answer is no. Expected to be released on September 12th in San Fransisco, iPhone 5 won’t be packed with Samsung-made DRAM and NAND. According to Reuters and The Korea Economic Daily, Apple will use Toshiba, Hynix, and Elpida chip instead.
Reuters also explain that Samsung is still become an essential memory chip suppliers for Apple, but the numbers of order have been decreased compared to previous quarter. Not to mention that Samsung decide to hand out these small orders to third party side on their smartphone business chain. Just like i said earlier, this thing might has something to do with the patent battles. It seems like Apple don’t want to show their “weakness” to public, knowing the fact that they’re trying so hard to ban Samsung products, but in behind the Cupertino company still rely on Samsung to build iPhones.
Off course this issue mean nothing for both sides. It always good for any company to have wider range of supplier. On the other hand, Samsung seems manage to increase their profit this year by releasing brand new Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II.tags: Apple, chip, Iphone 5, NAND, SAmsung