updated 12:40 pm EST, Thu March 1, 2007
iPhone starts production?
Apple's forthcoming iPhone may have already entered the initial stages of production, according to one report. Sources claim that Samsung is readying the first shipments of flash storage for the cellular phone, indicating an early start to the manufacturing process. The Expected demand for flash memory caused by the iPhone could have a beneficial effect on flash memory prices. Samsung this year already reduced its contract quotes by nearly 30 percent, and is aware that there could be a supply strain due to upcoming scheduled shipments for the iPhone as well as its capacity conversion to DRAM production, according to Digitimes.