The Motley Foolis Seth Jayson speculates that Apple may want some of its recently-secured hoard of NAND flash for use in "instant-on" computers that employ the chips in place of traditional RAM. Because NAND flash can hold its contents even when a device is shut off, the computer could always retain its operating system in its memory. Intel, which is one of the suppliers in Appleis big flash purchase, has already shown off such technology.
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