Some might say that this was definitely inevitable – Apple and Samsung being at loggerheads with one another (where Apple might be $1 billion richer eventually) in terms of patents, leading to Apple cutting their orders from Samsung for memory chips that will see action in the upcoming iPhone 5 that is rumored to be announced this coming September 12th. No idea on how reliable this bit of information is, but the source claims to have direct knowledge of the matter.
We do know that Samsung is one of Apple’s core suppliers, rolling out microprocessors, flat displays and memory chips (DRAM chips and NAND memory chips) for Apple’s bestsellers such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod. The slashing of orders from Samsung sends a signal that Cupertino intends to diversify their memory chip supply lines, but this might mean that Samsung could very well not be on the list of initial suppliers for future iOS-powered devices.
Needless to say, there was no comment from either Samsung or Apple when contacted concerning the situation, and this might just see Samsung’s share get hit negatively considering how Apple’s orders are no small fry.