Apple may rely on Samsung even more for its new iPhones, likely due out sometime around September of next year. An earlier rumor suggested that Apple wants Samsung to build its next A8 processor that will be employed in the new iPhones and, now, it has also apparently secured a multi-billion dollar deal for yet another component provided by the Korean company.
The Korea Times said recently that Apple has tapped Samsung to provide DRAM memory for its new iPhones. The South Korea-tech giant was picked because of its ability to build massive amounts of DRAM at once, without much worry for component shortages. The news outlet said it’s the same division inside of Samsung that’s also providing DRAM for the new Galaxy S6, which Samsung is expected to announce on March 1, in addition to the LG G4, which The Korea Times said will launch sometime around April of this year.
Apple and Samsung have fought in courtrooms around the world over patent infringement issues, but the fact remains that Apple has had a hard time finding a partner to provide the parts that Samsung is capable of delivering. This is in stark contrast to a couple of years ago, when Apple was trying to replace Samsung with other manufacturers as it worked to build the iPhone 5.