It’s no secret that Apple uses Samsung components in its smartphones, but rumor has it they have looked elsewhere for the iPhone 5.
Samsung is the world’s largest manufacturer of memory chips. The DRAM memory and NAND flash memory they make has been used in Apple products for years now. Samsung may have lost its favor with Apple though, as reports come in saying that Apple has been cutting orders from the South Korean giant.
Sources for the information say that this cut in orders from Samsung has nothing to do with the legal battles that Apple and Samsung are having all around the world. This, of course, seems unlikely. Apple has already attempted to invest in smaller companies to escape their reliance on Samsung. Unfortunately, they have had no luck so far. If the rumors are true, Apple may have to turned to other large manufacturers like Toshiba, Elipida Memory, or SK Hynix.