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Apple moving away from Samsung memory components

Apple has allegedly already switched away from Samsung for production of the next-gen A6 processor for iOS devices, and if the latest report from Digitimes is accurate, Apple's also diversifying its sources for DRAM and NAND memory. Digitimes' sources claim that Apple is now starting to source...

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MacBook Airs using SSDs from both Toshiba and Samsung

Not all the new MacBook Airs are created equal. TLDToday discovered that Apple is yet again using two different manufacturers for the Air's SSD drives. Some MacBook Airs are shipping with Samsung SSDs, while others are shipping with SSDs made by Toshiba. The issue that arises with this is that...

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Toshiba 4-inch 720p display for Apple?

Toshiba announced the lineup of products that will be displayed at its booth at SID 2011. Among those products will be a 4-inch 720p display for mobile phones. Rumors have been floating around for a while now that Apple was investing in a Toshiba-owned manufacturing facility for Retina Displays,...

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Apple adds speedier SSDs to latest batch of MacBook Airs

When the new MacBook Airs began shipping last October they sported Toshiba's Blade X-gale SSD (Solid State Drive). However, it appears that the latest batch of MacBook Airs uses a blade SSD from Samsung. Apple typically will use multiple vendors to supply the same parts for a particular...

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iSuppli suggests Apple's cash infusion going toward display manufacturing

During Apple's recent earnings conference call, Tim Cook confirmed Apple was spending $3.9 billion on pre-payments for unspecified components. Aware of the AMOLED display shortages that plague the mobile phone industry, analysts and tech pundits alike assumed Cook was referring to the LCD displays...

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Toshiba tablet teaser site teases iPad, iPhone

You may have heard that iPad or iPhone/iPod touch devices don't do Flash. It's been mentioned a few times, and it's clearly the feature Android device makers are targeting when trying to answer the question "Why should I buy your device instead of an iPad or iPhone/iPod touch?" Toshiba has a tablet...

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Toshiba denies rumor Apple will invest in display factory

Remember the factory that Toshiba and Apple are supposed to be building together? According to DigiTimes, it turns out that Toshiba is not actually on board with the idea. Currently, Toshiba is still planning to build the new plant, which will double its output of small- to medium-sized displays....

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Apple, Toshiba to build $1.1B Retina Display factory

Toshiba is rumored to be building a factory to manufacture high-resolution LCD displays for Apple, according to a report in the Nikkei Business Daily. The Japanese company may spend 100 billion yen ($1.9 billion USD as of this writing) to build the factory, which is expected to be ready for...

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Toshiba and Apple working together on a display manufacturing plant

Toshiba and Apple are reportedly working together on a brand new manufacturing plant in Japan's Ishikawa Prefecture, specifically to build "low-temperature polysilicon LCD panels," to be used in Apple's iPhones. Toshiba will spend about $1.9 billion on the project, which is scheduled to start...

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Toshiba introduces MacBook Air-type solid-state drives

One of the key elements that allowed Apple to make the new MacBook Air so slim was the elimination of traditional drive packaging for the solid-state drive (SSD). Rather than installing the flash memory in a case that could be installed in place of a spinning drive, the SSD looks like an...

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Rumor: Toshiba's 64GB NAND flash chip for iPhone

Last week, a brief tweet from Mobile Review's editor-in-chief, Eldar Murtazin sparked a rumor that Taiwan-based manufacturer Foxconn had received orders to build the next-generation iPhone. This week Toshiba has announced their 64GB NAND flash chip -- the largest capacity in the industry. Is this...

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iPhone refresh could be straining Apple's flash memory suppliers

According to Ed Sutherland from Cult of Mac, three out of four Apple's NAND flash memory suppliers are feeling the strain as the company demands storage for its new line of iPhones. Sutherland cites a research report by analyst Vijay Rakesh from ThinkEquity. Rakesh says that Samsung has set aside...

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Apple and the imminent death of HD DVD

Time is running out for Toshiba and friends; the high definition format wars are almost over now officially over. HD DVD hasn't found the footing it needed to earn the support of retailers and studios alike, and it seems that Sony's champion, Blu-Ray, is going to win the day. So what does that mean...

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Toshiba builds 100GB iPod-sized Disk Drive

PC World reports that Toshiba has developed a 1.8-inch 100GB hard drive, suitable for use in portable music devices. Adding a 25% jump over current storage, the new drive is sized perfectly to fit into iPods. Production should begin next month and the drive itself will be shown at the January...

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A 200GB hard drive upgrade for your MacBook or MacBook Pro

Got $500 bucks? Need a larger single drive in your shiny new MacBook or MacBook Pro? Care more about battery life than RPMs? Then head over to MacService and they'll hook you up with a large, 4200RPM drive upgrade for a cool $445 (installation and Ground shipping included) or $494 (includes...

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