Apple: Evaluating to purchase NAND chips from Yangtze Memory

On September 8, Apple held a new product launch conference and officially released the iPhone 14 series of mobile phones, starting at 5,999 yuan. After Apple opened pre-orders for the new iPhone 14 series at 8 pm yesterday, due to too many users buying new phones, Apple's official website once encountered problems such as the inability to confirm purchases and web page crashes. Faced with such a huge market for the iPhone, many manufacturers are looking to enter Apple's supply chain.

On September 6, South Korean media BUSINESSKOREA reported that China's Yangtze River Storage has entered Apple's supply chain and will supply NAND flash memory for the iPhone 14 series. Previously, Apple highly relied on South Korean memory chip manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix. Therefore, market watchers believe that Apple's cooperation with YMTC will further diversify their suppliers of NAND flash memory, while also helping to reduce the price of this important component.

On September 9, the British "Financial Times" reported that Marco Rubio, the vice chairman of the US Senate Intelligence Committee and a Republican, said that if Apple purchased memory chips from a Chinese semiconductor manufacturer, Apple would face the US Congress. Critical review.

In response, Apple responded that Apple does not currently use YMTC chips in any products, but that Apple is " evaluating sourcing NAND chips from YMTC and using them for some iPhones sold in China ." At the same time, Apple said it will not use YMTC chips in iPhones sold outside of China, and that user data stored on NAND chips is fully encrypted.

Apple's iPhone 14 series has four models: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Among them, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus retain most of the design of the iPhone 13 - including Notch notch for the phone selfie camera and Face ID sensor. On the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple has a "Smart Island" pill screen to show alerts and background activity, a brighter display and AOD Always On Display, an A16 Bionic chip, new color options, and more.

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