According to a report from BusinessKorea, Apple is planning on relying heavily on its competitor, Samsung to supply components for the iPhone 6 and the soon-to-be launched Apple Watch. This however, doesn’t follow initial plans from the Cupertino company to cut down on how much it leans on the South Korean tech giant for important hardware.
Apple is asking Samsung to supply RAM, NAND flash storage, and batteries for iPhone 6 production. The alternatives to Samsung, I figured, didn’t met up to Apple’s expectations. Apple is was initially looking to use a more affordable triple level cell (TLC) flash memory for the iPhone 6 but it seems doing so caused the device to crash. Hence, the tech tycoon is looking to stop the use of the cheaper TLC and is back to Samsung for some assistance.
As for the Apple Watch, the tech company might just be asking Samsung to give a lending hand in supplying application processors. The Apple Watch is debuting next year with a brand new S1 internal module. The S1 places the device’s elements into one tight single resin-filled package. This is to increase durability. So, it seems that Samsung is the main person in providing the main application processor portion for the Apple Watch.
Either way, it’s nice to see these two tech giants work together instead of against one another. How do you feel about Samsung supplying Apple most of the components? Do you think Apple should have kept to alternative suppliers? Let us know in the comment section below.