Recently, as the iPhone 5 is planning to launch, news has revealed that Apple cuts down on the number of memory chip it has ordered from its rival Samsung.
As revealed by the source, Apple has been reducing its orders from Samsung as it tries to source other suppliers for memory chips, although Samsung is said to still be a major player in the supply of the first batch of the new iPhone.
Toshiba Corp, Elpida Memory and Korea’s SK Hynix are said to be included on Apple supplier of DRAM and NAND chips.
It was previously speculated that Samsung is no more on the list of memory chips supplier for the iPhone, but it has been confirmed that Samsung is still in the league.
Reuters got a word from a source; “Samsung is still in the list of initial memory chip suppliers (for new iPhones). But Apple orders have been trending down and Samsung is making up for the reduced order from others, notably Samsung’s handset business.”
The source speculated that the reduction in Apple’s order from Samsung is never due to the serious rival-ship and battle between the two companies for patent disputes that cuts four continents. It claimed that the decision came in order for Apple to spread out on its supply chain. Apple is often challenged on supply when the iPhone finally débuts, a process that may lead to customer collision.