“The memory chip industry is set for an upturn in the third quarter of 2016 as inventories in the market have almost been cleared in the last two quarters and price hikes have become more apparent, according to industry source,” Julian Ho and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.
“Increasing built-in memory capacity at next-generation smartphones, including new iPhone devices,” Ho and Shen report, “will further ramp up demand for memory products in the third quarter, said sources, noting that the mobile DRAM capacity of the next-generation iPhone is expected to increase to 3GB from 2GB previously, while those for new Android phones are expected to raise to 6GB from 4GB.”
MacDailyNews Take: Behold the efficiency discrepancy between designing the whole widget (processors and OS) versus assembling phones off-the-rack à la fragmandroid.
Ho and Shen report, “Prices of NAND flash chips are also bound to increase, buoyed by rising demand, particularly from the next-generation iPhone devices.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If true, an iPhone with 3GB RAM will mean few, if any, screen redraws and app refreshes making for smoother iOS multitasking. Bring it on!