Originally Posted by SmileyDude
From my reading, this purchase isn't about Apple making flash memory chips. It's about them getting ahold of the flash memory controller. I would suspect they would integrate this into one of the Ax processors, possibly A7 or A8, as a way to differentiate themselves, reduce the cost of the device and reduce the chip count.
The whole lineup should go SSD eventually. I'd like to see the MBP move to SSD in the Ivy Bridge revision. The 2nd gen Genesis doubles the 1st gen:http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09...bit_genesis_2/
They could do 200GB on the entry model and 400GB on the higher up ones or BTO. If sub-20nm NAND goes under $1/GB, it's very feasible.
The iPhone and iPad could get up to 256GB but would likely stop at 128GB:http://www.anobit.com/default.asp?PageID=33
The problem I find with the iOS devices is that there's still no easy way to put loads of content on them. With a computer, you can plug in a USB drive or sync data with any computer so you tend to be able to collect and control a much larger amount of data. The single computer sync design and no visible filesystem is very limiting in what you can put onto iOS.
I read that wifi sync allows sync with multiple machines though so maybe that will be the big change that allows people to finally control data better and store more on iOS requiring larger capacities.