iPhone 7 May Feature Super-fast 3D NAND Flash Storage
While Apple’s so-called iPhone 6s has yet to arrive, we’re already hearing a new announcement from two hardware storage titans, that sheds some light on what we can expect from the iPhone 7 set to launch next year.
According to the announcement, the 2016’s iPhone could reap the benefits of Toshiba and SanDisk’s much faster 3D NAND flash storage.
Earlier this week, the two leading hardware suppliers unleashed the world’s first 256GB, 48-layer BiCS 3D flash memory. Toshiba and SanDisk have designed the 32GB flash modules to be faster and more energy efficient than anything to date.
Based on the 15nm process technology, the chips offer twice the capacity of the densest memory currently available in the consumer electronics market. The new type of 3D NAND flash is intended to be used in smartphones, tablets, memory cards, SSDs and other devices.
Toshiba’s press release doesn’t mention any potential clients that could capitalize on its new technology. But considering Toshiba and SanDisk are two of the major flash providers for Apple’s iPhone 6, it’s likely that iPhone 7 could be among the very first devices to feature the new memory product.
Toshiba says the sampling of the new flash memory is set to commence from next month, so it would not be able to deliver the product in time for the iPhone 6s launch.