Samsung will supply Apple with flash storage components for its iPhone range from 2017, it has been claimed, further cementing the companies' ties.
That’s according to sources in Korea. They claim that Samsung and Apple have buried the hatchet, four years after the latter stopped using its major rival’s storage tech because of arguments over the use of shielding technology used to protect other key iPhone components.
Samsung is said to have agreed to use electromagnetic interference shields with the flash units it provides to Apple.
There is no word on whether the deal has been officially signed off.
The tie–up comes less than a week after it was revealed that Samsung would supply Apple with OLED screens for the 2017 version of its iPhone, widely dubbed the iPhone 7s by tech watchers.
The iPhone 7s has been the subject of a series of rumours, with Apple said to be holding back on a full redesign of its smartphone until 2017.
That's despite the fact that the range is due for a major overhaul this autumn.
While this year’s iPhone 7 is thought to come with an improved camera and minor design changes, the iPhone 7s is expected to feature a new–look glass frame as well as OLED screen tech.