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Samsung Reportedly Supplying Apple with NAND Flash Memory in 2017

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Samsung Reportedly Supplying Apple with NAND Flash Memory in 2017

Following a five-year hiatus, Apple’s frenemy Samsung is about to provide NAND flash reminiscence chips to Apple for its units starting with 2017, ETNews reported Wednesday. NAND flash reminiscence is widely used throughout Apple’s many merchandise, together with the iPhone, iPod contact, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch and Mac notebooks.

Apple dropped Samsung as a NAND flash provider following the iPhone 5 advent in 2012 since the South Korean conglomerate used to be caught with ball grid array (BGA) packaging and refused to speculate in land grid array (LGA) package deal contacts that permit the flash reminiscence chips to take a seat flush with the broadcast circuit board and have been required to conform with Apple’s electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding necessities.

For its phase, Samsung has remained a pace-setter in relation to NAND flash reminiscence chip production. Certainly, the corporate just lately rolled out 256GB NAND chips mass manufacturing, instantly talking theories that the iPhone 7 from Apple may just give a boost to the bigger garage capability when it launches later this yr. If this document of Samsung supplying NAND flash reminiscence chips to Apple is right, then it might lend credence that Apple may just release a 256GB iPhone one day in the longer term, even though that suggests possible consumers must wait till subsequent yr.

“It's predicted that provide might be imaginable ranging from subsequent yr,” reads the document.

Whilst prior iPhones have used EMI shielding at the published circuit board and the connectors to scale back electromagnetic interference, absolutely protective the remainder of the chips would possibly make it more effective for Apple’s engineers to completely water-proof their subsequent iPhone.

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