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Creative blames Apple for MP3 player shortage

updated 04:55 pm EDT, Wed October 26, 2005

MP3 player shortage

Craig McHugh, president of Creative Labs today warned that MP3 players that the company made with Samsung. "Industry demand for high-capacity flash memory currently outstrips supply and this will impact availability of our 1GB flash MP3 players for the holiday quarter. [...] The shortage of flash memory, according to industry analyst speculation, is primarily a result of a special deal that Apple has secured from a key supplier for the holiday season," McHugh said. Creative posted a bigger loss than expected, partially because Apple has squeezed prices, according to a report from PC Pro.




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