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Apple makes giant NAND flash memory order

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Apr 2009 14:46 User comments (8)

Apple makes giant NAND flash memory order According to a DigiTimes report, Apple has ordered 100 million 1 gigabit NAND flash chips, sparking rumors that the upcoming iPhone 3G model will have storage capacity of 32 GB. The amount of chips purchased would be enough for 6 million 16GB iPhones or 3 million 32GB models.
There is also the possibility that a larger capacity 64GB iPod Touch is on the way, however the iPhone seems more possible considering the upcoming iPhone 3.0 firmware will add video-recording functionality.

The NAND Flash chips are also used in a lot of Apple products, such as the Nano and Shuffle, but the huge order has the rumor mill working overtime.

We will keep you updated.

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8 user comments

19.4.2009 15:14

wow im gay

29.4.2009 16:39

A 32GB iPhone will probably cost like $2000 and then require at least a $60 plan on a 3 year term, friggen' ridiculous.

I don't know why people buy these... It's all about the name I guess. There are plenty of better phones that are just cheaper period. You can't even take videos on it's crappy camera, an option my 4 year old Nokia with the 0.3mp camera has. I think it was the first camera phone, the one with the paper faceplate things :P

39.4.2009 17:15

you can video record if you jailbreak your iphone!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Apr 2009 @ 17:15

49.4.2009 17:37

Sure, but for the people who don't or can't, what do they do?

It isn't necessary but it's nice to have...

517.4.2009 10:09

when it comes down to it, mactards are mactards. they must always feed from the almighty teat of Apple. my brother is a mactard and we were looking at external hard drives last night for his macbook, and i showed him an awesome 3 TB external hard drive that was, brand new with a 1 yr warranty, only $120. he said (i shit you not): "Yeah, that's cool...but it's not from Apple."

We looked at the Apple site and they had a 1 TB (A THIRD of the size!) and they were selling it for $499! What a fckng joke. Mactards deserve to get their wallets raped, their idiotic obsession with their inferior OS is retarded.


-adamryan

617.4.2009 18:26

Your brother is just a retard. I have an iMac and a 5.5G iPod Video and I have no problems buying non-Apple stuff, actually I prefer to because it's far cheaper, like my 1TB drive that I got for $120 (2 years ago, that was a steal) and my iPod is starting to go so unless I don't get a good enough celly I'll probably be buying a 120GB Zune because they give more bang for your buck. Like what, I think they're a little cheaper or the same price, offer a bigger screen and wifi and a free docking station with a TV out. I remember when Apple used to do that. Back then when I bought my iMac they were a quality company but now it's all gone downhill. Can't say the same for M$ though because they're just desperate to gain some marketshare....

718.4.2009 7:11

Originally posted by Morreale:
Your brother is just a retard. I have an iMac and a 5.5G iPod Video and I have no problems buying non-Apple stuff, actually I prefer to because it's far cheaper, like my 1TB drive that I got for $120 (2 years ago, that was a steal) and my iPod is starting to go so unless I don't get a good enough celly I'll probably be buying a 120GB Zune because they give more bang for your buck. Like what, I think they're a little cheaper or the same price, offer a bigger screen and wifi and a free docking station with a TV out. I remember when Apple used to do that. Back then when I bought my iMac they were a quality company but now it's all gone downhill. Can't say the same for M$ though because they're just desperate to gain some marketshare....
1) Only I can call my brother names. And I never said he was retarded. I said he was a mactard.

2) Apple < Microsoft. Always has been, always will be. Once you look past the aesthetics of apple products, you realize just how crappy their stuff truly is.

-adamryan

818.4.2009 9:41

Quote:
1) Only I can call my brother names. And I never said he was retarded. I said he was a mactard.


Lol sorry

Mactard, retard, all the same thing to me... I just look at my friend. He's one of those guys, only we call him a retard because his cousin gave him a Macbook Pro for free (the last model, little dented and whatever but it was FREE) but he still wants to spend like $3000 on a new one even though I keep telling him the upgrades in the new one are no where near worth an extra $3000 and that what he has is pretty much the same thing, just not all aluminum and it doesn't have a stupid glossy screen. Makes me mad just thinkin about it. It's like throwing $3000 in the garbage... Retard...

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