Did the flash memory get smaller for the iPhone?

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  1. TSX macrumors 68030

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    I read a while back that apple was buying up all the 8gb and 16 gb memory chips for the new iPhone. Does anyone know if they got smaller? If they didn't i don't see the new iPhone having 32gb seeing as they cant fit 2 16gb chips in there.
     
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    Has the price dropped far enough for apple to buy them?
     
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    With $30 billion, they could buy anything.;)

    Of course it has. It's been a year since 16GB chips were the price of 32GB chips currently.
     
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    I just bought me a 16gb sd card today for 32.00 shipped. I looked at the 32gb sd card and the cheapest was 86.00. On the net.
     
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    You are also not buying millions of them and you are buying an end-user packaged product. The pricing scheme is very different when you are buying raw chips as opposed to an end-user oriented product.
     
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    I know that, but there is a 50.00 difference in price between 16gb and 32gb, and a 10.00 price difference between the 8gb and the 16gb.
     
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    You say "We" as in apple, do you work for apple?
     
  9. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure he is refering to 'We' as mankind in 2009, not as Apple personnel. 32GB flash cards is not exclusive to them.
     
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    Aaand that's completely different storage than what Apple buys.

    Embedded (device) NAND flash is less expensive than USB drive flash.
     
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    Not to mention the chips in the articles referred to by the OP are 8 and 16Gb. (That's gigaBIT) In other words it takes 8 16Gb chips to make a 16 GB NaND flash module for the iPhone.
    When the pieces get smaller, so does the finished product.
     

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