iPod Clickwheels From Synaptics... Again
Think Secret is reporting that Apple has tapped Synaptics to supply click wheels for the iPod nano.
Earlier this year, Apple abandoned Synaptics and its proprietary click-wheel technology and circuitry for the nano in favor of its own proprietary application based on a part manufactured by Cypress Semiconductor Corp. But Cypress has been unable to keep up with increased holiday demand for that part, sources inside Apple have said.
In related news, Think Secret also is reporting that Apple's original estimates of selling between 8-10 million nano's may have been too optimistic, and has adjusted that number downwards to 7.5 million for the fiscal first quarter.