Apple Iphone 4S is out it acquired highest pre orders ever before. Now it turn for Apple Iphone 5, the expectation about the higher screen size and more speed still alive. Apple created a revolution in the smart phone industry and they keep there promises toward the innovation.
my theory is that the iPhone 5 will further increase the demand for iPhones and other smartphones (maybe also tablets). But then all other hardwares should also see increase in price and not just NAND flash memories.
The latest weekly report on NAND flash memory prices from market watcher inSpectrum, as relayed by DigiTimes, states that Apple's so-called "iPhone 5" will become available in September. The launch of a new iPhone is expected by local traders in the memory market to boost prices of NAND flash.
Prices of flash memory are said to have stabilized recently, though some China-based device makers are reportedly stockpiling inventory in anticipation of a coming price reversal. As of Friday, the spot price for MLC NAND flash in the open market was $3.49 for 32Gb and $6.43 for 64Gb.
Not sure what I think of this: I mean, it's not as if Apple will be paying spot prices anyway. Apple is well-known for being a very savvy when it comes to managing their supply chain, so I wouldn't be surprised if they're already locked into a very low contract price.
So I don't really see why the launch of iPhone 5 would cause some sort of shortage that would lead to increased prices... but that's just my opinion. Any thoughts on this out there?
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