'Flash iPod Chip Partner' hikes Q4 sales forecast

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. MacBytes
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    is this old news, or is this additional confirmation of the flashRAM iPod rumor?
     
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    All I see is that Sigmatel had a good quarter, and a bit of repeat speculation from El Reg.
     
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    Wait, didn't MacOSRumors or ThinkSecret say Apple squished the idea of a flash iPod? One of these, or both, must be rumors then.
     
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    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?
     

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