“There will be a shortage of NAND flash by the fourth quarter, Gartner Inc. predicts, especially if Apple Computer Inc. unveils a NAND-flash iPod music player with 10-to-12 gigabytes of storage capacity this fall,” Matt Andrejczak reports for MarketWatch.
‘We’re expecting a more severe shortage,’ Gartner analyst Joe Unsworth said in a phone interview. Apple has yet to make any annoucement about whether it will sell an iPod with more than 4GB of NAND flash memory,” Andrejczak reports.
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MacDailyNews Note: Earlier this month, DigiTimes reported that Apple had booked considerable capacity at flash makers and is likely to debut a new version of its iPod with a larger memory capacity. See related articles.
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