Apple used to buy memory chips from Samsung to use in Apple phones for long time. But the the climate changed due to the lawsuits the companies filed on each other. After the win over the case filed against Samsung recently ,Apple declared that the chip deal with Samsung won’t be affected by the ongoing legal battles with Samsung .But according to Reuters and other news sources ,Apple has started cutting the deal it had with Samsung for years. Samsung is losing a Billion dollar deal with Apple’s decision .
Apple is looking to strengthen its supplies from competing chip manufacturers such as Toshiba, Elpida and Hynix.
South Korea’s Samsung is a core Apple supplier, producing micro processors, flat screens and memory chips — both dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips and NAND memory chips — for popular Apple gadgets such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod.
Apple has been cutting its orders from Samsung as it tries to diversify its lines of supply for memory chips, although the South Korean firm remains on the list of initial suppliers for the new iPhone, the source told Reuters. The person declined to be named because the negotiations are confidential. – Reuters
Source – Reuters