“According to one report, Toshiba may have signed on as a supplier of flash memory for Apple Computer’s forthcoming flash-based music player. Toshiba Corp, Japan’s second largest chipmaker, will soon supply flash memory to Apple Computer, according Yasuo Morimoto, senior executive vice-president at Toshiba,” AppleInsider reports.
“The report, which appeared in China Daily, claims that Toshiba will begin selling the flash memory to Apple in early 2005, presumably for use in the company’s upcoming flash-based iPod. Toshiba is also the supplier of hard drives for Apple’s white iPods, which have sold between 4 and 6 million units to date. The reliability of this most recent report is unknown, and AppleInsider’s own sources have previously reported that Apple will begin manufacturing the iPod flash this month in preparation of an early January introduction. World-wide availability of the iPod flash is reportedly scheduled for February,” AppleInsider reports.
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