Flash memory, like those used in the iPhone and iPod, but also in a multitude of other devices, could be “under the control” of Apple. As indicated in The Korea Times newspaper.
Apparently, Apple is asking its partners to make more memory than it really needs to make the prices of the same go down, and of course get that in a market flooded by flash memory without a buyer: the price of the same devalues.
To get a lower price, you don’t buy the memories immediately either. He orders them to manufacture and when the manufacturer has the memories withheld, he is pressured so that they are sold at a lower price.
Some of these partners have wanted to make their complaint public, but without revealing their identity, since having Apple as a partner continues to be profitable for them. Even so, they wanted to air it in the mentioned Asian newspaper.