Those ugly patent battles appear to be taking a toll on another front, according to a new report claiming that Apple is shifting its memory purchases away from longtime favorite (and current patent litigation foe) Samsung, who currently holds a 40 percent share of the global DRAM market -- but maybe not for long.
With Apple widely rumored to be introducing refreshed MacBook Air models on or shortly after the release of OS X Lion this month, little is known about what might be different from the existing versions, but a new report claims the company may be using faster flash memory for the diminutive notebook’s storage.
reported today that NAND flash memory manufacturers have been caught in a
tight situation. Apple may be moving to secure long-term supply
contracts to ensure they have all they need for iPods, iPhones, and
Moore's Law rocks and keeps on
rocking! Simply stated, it generally runs that the amount of awesome in
your computer and other digital devices will double every two years.
Just consider how the iPod has improved since it arrived in 5 and 10 GB
models in 2001.
It’s a foregone conclusion that each new iteration of the iPhone and iPod touch will get bigger, faster and generally better. That first part appears to already be in the cards as Toshiba has now announced the availability of a high-capacity flash memory module for Q1 2010.