Apple Allegedly Negotiating With Samsung To Provide Memory Chip For iPhone 6s

Many people didn’t realize that in the past, Samsung has provided memory chips for Apple’s iPhones. Allegedly, Apple is looking for Samsung to provide the internal memory chips on the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Korea Times has the story.

“As Apple plans to increase its shipments of the mid-range iPhone models with larger capacities amid growing consumer demand for data-intensive features, including cloud services, Samsung Electronics is in talks to sell more of its flash chips for the next models.”

Korea Times notes that there hasn’t been an agreement made because of negotiations over pricing. 9to5Mac notes that Samsung has already agreed to provide A9 processor chips for the next-generation iPhone. The fact that Samsung may be providing so much of the new iPhone’s internals is quite ironic, since Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are the iPhone’s main competition.

MacRumors recently revealed information about the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus that has upset many Apple fans.

“Its newest iPhones, in the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions as the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, will have a similar exterior design, the people said. Volume manufacturing is scheduled to ramp up as soon as next month.”

There are other sites that confirm the screen size and most new information suggests that the resolution of the screen for both the 6s and 6s Plus will not change. That means the iPhone 6s will maintain the 1704 x 960 pixel resolution screen — this would be considered a “Retina” screen just two years ago, but is nothing compared to the Quad HD screens that are available now. Even the upcoming iPhone 6s Plus, with a 1980 x 1020 pixel resolution screen, comes up short when compared to other current devices.

Bloomberg confirms that the new iPhones will have Force Touch technology.

“Apple is bringing Force Touch, first unveiled for the Apple Watch and the newest MacBook model, to the iPhone at least two years after it started working with suppliers to perfect the pressure-sensitive displays.”

Apple will have a lot of competition from the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, which is scheduled to be released in September — the same time the new iPhone models are going to arrive. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will either have a Quad HD or a full 4K Ultra HD screen. According to Phone Arena, Samsung will use a USB Type-C port for the handset, thus future-proofing the smartphone for at least another year. It will be interesting to see what commercials Samsung will come up with around then to insult Apple and their new iPhone.

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