How about instead of talking about Apple and Samsung in the courtroom, we talk about them in the business world? Okay, let’s try that. Samsung today announced some new flash memory made for mobile devices, the eMMC Pro Class 1500. The title of the post on Samsung’s “Samsung Tomorrow” blog simply states “Samsung begins producing fastest embedded NAND storage.” That basically is all that needs to be said, Samsung has just upped the top speed on mobile flash memory.
The new Samsung Embedded Multimedia Card (eMMC) Pro Class 1500 delivers the industry’s fastest speeds for an embedded memory device, reading data sequentially at up to 140 MB/s (megabytes per second) and writing it at up to 50 MB/s.
So as you can see, it’s some pretty fast storage. And seeing as this is for mobile devices, and Apple buys most (if not all) its flash memory through Samsung, you can almost bet this will be in a future iPhone. It’s hard to tell though whether or not enough will be made in time for the next iPhone, so we may be waiting until next year. I’m sure this will also make its way into iPads and iPods sometime in the future as well.
What do you think? Hope this is in this year’s iPhone? Does the speed of memory mean much anymore when everything is fast? Let us know in the comments.