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MacBytes
Nov 23, 2004, 04:18 PM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: \'Flash iPod Chip Partner\' hikes Q4 sales forecast (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20041123171826)
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Santaduck
Nov 24, 2004, 04:58 AM
is this old news, or is this additional confirmation of the flashRAM iPod rumor?

iMeowbot
Nov 24, 2004, 07:09 AM
All I see is that Sigmatel had a good quarter, and a bit of repeat speculation from El Reg.

Photorun
Nov 24, 2004, 06:27 PM
Wait, didn't MacOSRumors or ThinkSecret say Apple squished the idea of a flash iPod? One of these, or both, must be rumors then.

iMeowbot
Nov 24, 2004, 06:50 PM
The rumor always seemed shaky to start with.

Sigmatel did get a confirmed big order that same week the rumor surfaced, but the order came from Rio.

The PortalPlayer chips found in current iPod models do support flash, so Apple have no need to switch.

As far as I've seen, all this Apple-Sigmatel stuff came from a single analyst's gatherings from a far east visit. Was there ever anything to back it up from another source?