Apple’s relationship with Samsung is far from good. Prior to the recent wave of lawsuits and injunctions, Apple and Samsung enjoyed a relationship that made Apple Samsung’s biggest customer. Apple has ordered a range of components from Samsung, such as LCD displays for their iPads, A4/A5 chipsets for the iPhone and iPad and also memory that is being used in their Mac computers.
However given their fierce legal battles, it is certainly not surprising that Apple wants to move away from Samsung as one of their manufacturers, and it seems that the first steps have already been taken, as previous rumors have suggested that for Apple’s future A6 processor (and possibly the A7) will see a change in manufacturer and instead will be given to TSMC.
Now according to a new report by Digitimes, Apples purchase of DRAM and NAND flash memory from Japan has seen an increase. It seems that companies such as Toshiba and Elpida Memory are two of the main manufacturers that are benefiting from this increase in purchase.
“Apple has moved to reduce its reliance on memory supplies from Samsung Electronics, the sources claimed. The vendor has procured more NAND flash parts from Toshiba, and mobile RAM from Elpida, the sources indicated.”
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