A couple of days there were reports that Apple may be planning to distance itself from the Korean consumer electronics giant in a bid to diversify its supplier portfolio and to reduce its dependency on Samsung. It seems that Apple is actually going ahead with such a strategy whereby it will reduce the number of chips it procures from Samsung. Reuters has it that even though Apple is going ahead with such a move, Samsung is present in the initial list of suppliers for the time being.
According to sources there is a decline in the number of orders from Apple as Cupertino has selected Japan’s Toshiba Corp, Elpida Memory and Korea’s SK Hynix for the supply of DRAM and NAND chips. This shift from Samsung is not an aftermath of Apple’s win as Cupertino has been looking to widen its supply chain since quite some time claims Reuters’ source.
In stark contrast to Reuters’ report of Samsung still there in Apple’s list of suppliers, The Korea Economic Daily reported that Cupertino has dropped Samsung from the list of memory chip suppliers for the next iPhone which is expected to be launched on September 12, invites for which have already been sent out.