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Samsung is expected to lose a few billion dollars over the ill-fated Note 7 which got discontinued after numerous reports of spontaneous battery fires. The Note 7 debacle has created an opportunity not just for Apple and Google, but just about every vendor out there that builds high-end smartphones.

According to DigiTimes, Apple has now increased iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus orders for the crucial holiday quarter as it looks to snatch some market share from Samsung.

Samsung, too, has increased fourth-quarter orders for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge because of the recalled Note 7. Due to stronger-than-expected orders from smartphone makers, memory component suppliers have reportedly delayed RAM shipments to PC vendors by 10 to 20 weeks or more.

“Although component suppliers usually prepare 3-4 weeks of inventory for incidents, the component shortages are likely to start becoming a problem after November unless the suppliers increase their capacity or clients reduce their orders,” reads the report.

Apple is expected to refresh 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pros and the 13-inch MacBook Air at its “Hello again” media event on Thursday and these unexpected PC memory shortages hopefully won’t impact shipments of next-generation Mac notebooks.

Source: DigiTimes

  • Rowan09

    All my friends with Note 7’s (still didn’t send it back yet) doesn’t want the S7 Edge. This is the time for other Android vendors to snatch up Samsung customers. I don’t recall seeing any Vendor with commercials on a phone customera could replace the Note 7 with, even the Pixel was only being compared to the iPhone. Apple will get some detractors, but for the most part people will stay in the Android ecosystem.

    • Anonomous.TECH.man

      I really thought LG could have done some creative ads. I imagined 3 guys in a chair one saying he has the new amazing note 7 then it catches on fire an the guy leaves to scene then the other guy is like ha sucker I have the new iPhone 7 its awesome but it ugh doesn’t have a headphone jack, then the lg v20 guys like look at the new LG v20 not only does it have a amazing duel screens and a removable non fire catching battery it does have an amazing headphone jack for high quality audio with a advance DAC.

      • Rowan09

        I just don’t get way only Apple seem to be the only company trying to take customers away.

  • Anonomous.TECH.man

    My iphone 7 plus finally came in today. Can’t wait to set it up when I get home.

    • Rowan09

      Nice got mine a week before time early October and love the phone. The speaker is amazing on this thing.

      • MMA Rules

        Rowan09 the only thing I complain about my iPhone 7 Plus is the microphone, the quality of the sound it’s not on par with other companies and I’m not saying i want it to sound like the others but I want better sound when I record, it sounds very low and far away if you see the comparison in YouTube with the Galaxy s7 it’s just not there, I left a comment on  forums Ranting about it which they will never listen! Oh well but it’s like  som Don’t text their devices aside by side with the competition and say well the audio from this device is better than ours! Ok let’s make it better than then but no I guess they don’t do it at all!

      • Rowan09

        I never tried recording yet but I’ll compare it to my S7 Edge. When it compares to call quality, it’s light years ahead of my S7 Edge both which is on t-mobile.

      • MMA Rules

        Just try using an app like WhatsApp and send a voice note

  • techfreak23

    I am personally hoping that there is a shortage with the new Mac hardware, which it’s starting to sound like it might be.

  • johnny_fy

    I left iPhone for android (typically Samsung) after the iPhone 5. After 2 returns in one month due to the note 7 recalls I decided to go back to Apple. I have the iPhone 7 plus now. I definitely miss many android features, but if I have any issues with iPhone I can always go to the Apple Store. That’s a big plus for customer service. Side note…. After not touching iOS for almost 3 years I got to say that it’s not as user friendly as it used to be. iMessage especially is a clunky mess, but at least its iMessage lol.

  • Benedict

    No true Note 7 customer will accept an iPhone 7 for exchange. If you buy a Note 7, you have high expectations on the device and it’s features – an iPhone doesn’t even come close to.

    • Smegmatron

      You are right. If I am going to buy a Note 7 I expect my bonfire or my fireplace to lit up when I throw the device into those places

      • Shinonuke


    • Rowan09

      So what device would a true Note 7 customer get since it’s the “hottest” phone on the market? What features does it have that is so revolutionary?

      • Raze Orz

        Spontaneous Combustion

      • Benedict

        There are ALOT of other phones qualifying, before an iPhone does. Still – no potential Note customer will be satisfied with an iPhone.

      • Rowan09

        I don’t agree because there are people who have made the move and satisfied. I have the S7 Edge and I’m still trying to figure out these killer Note 7 only features besides those with the S Pen I never used on my Note 2