“Apple Inc has reduced its orders for memory chips for its new iPhone from key supplier and competitor Samsung Electronics Co, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday,” Reuters reports.
“Apple has been cutting its orders from Samsung as it tries to diversify its lines of supply for memory chips, although the South Korean firm remains on the list of initial suppliers for the new iPhone, the source told Reuters,” Reuters reports. “The Korea Economic Daily, citing an unnamed industry source, reported on Friday that Apple had dropped Samsung from the list of memory chip suppliers for the first batch of the new iPhone, whose release is widely expected to be announced on Sept. 12.”
Reuters reports, “The report said Apple instead picked Japan’s Toshiba Corp , Elpida Memory and Korea’s SK Hynix to supply DRAM and NAND chips. The source denied market speculation that the reduced orders from Apple were mainly due to a souring relationship between the two companies, which are locked in global patent disputes, and said Apple had already been looking to widen its supply chain.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The more pain Samsung feels, the better.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]