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Teardown finds Samsung Galaxy S4 more costly to build than Apple's iPhone 5

05/09/2013, 02:05 pm

An analysis of parts found inside Samsung's new Galaxy S4 has concluded the flagship smartphone is more costly to build than Apple's iPhone 5, with a price tag of $237 for the 16-gigabyte model.


Google Nexus 7 parts estimated to cost $152

07/11/2012, 03:07 pm

The parts that make up Google's new $199 Nexus 7 tablet have been estimated to cost $152, suggesting the company could eke out a small profit after development costs are accounted for.


Apple expected to spend $27 billion on semiconductors in 2012

05/22/2012, 10:05 pm

A new analysis expects Apple to remain the the world's biggest chip buyer this year, projecting $27 billion worth of semiconductor purchases from the company in 2012.


Estimate claims Apple bested Samsung by 3M to remain top smartphone vendor

04/27/2012, 08:04 am

Two conflicting estimates paint very different pictures of Samsung's smartphone sales in the March quarter, as the company did not publicly disclose exactly how many smartphones it shipped.


iPhone 4S breakdown estimates same $188 cost as iPhone 4

10/19/2011, 09:10 pm

A new teardown analysis of the iPhone 4S claims that the parts for the 16GB version of Apple's iPhone 4S cost $188, or just 50 cents more than the iPhone 4.


Apple becomes world's leading smartphone vendor ahead of new iPhone debut

10/04/2011, 12:10 pm

Apple now sells more smartphones than any other hardware maker in the world, and the company's sales are only expected to increase with today's introduction of the next iPhone.


Led by iPhone & iPad, sales of wireless semiconductors to top PCs in 2011

08/12/2011, 02:08 pm

Sales of CPUs, memory and other semiconductors will be greater for wireless connected devices, like Apple's iPhone and iPad, than for traditional PCs this year, a new analysis has found.


2011 iPad shipment forecast cut to 40M as Apple faces 'the mother of all backlogs'

04/22/2011, 08:04 am

Apple's struggles to meet demand for the iPad 2 in the second quarter of fiscal 2011 were allegedly due to production problems and quality concerns with components, including LCD panels and speakers. That has prompted one research firm to cut its 2011 sales forecast by 4 million units, to 39.7 million.


Japanese disaster could leave Apple with shortage of five key iPad 2 components

03/18/2011, 08:03 am

Investment and research firms this week continue with their efforts to quantify the effect the recent Japanese earthquake will have on Apple and its capacity to manufacture its top-selling products, with the latest report identifying five core iPad 2 components likely sourced from the region.


Supply issues estimated to drive cost of Apple's iPad 2 touchscreen up to $127

03/14/2011, 08:03 am

Components for the touch display on the new iPad 2 are estimated to cost Apple $127 for each device, an increase of more than $30 from the first-generation iPad.


iTunes tops movies; $10M in fake iPhones, iPods seized; Jobs' mansion nears demolition

02/08/2011, 01:02 am

Sales figures for 2010 show that Apple's iTunes Movie Store remained on top with 64.5 percent market share among competing Internet video services in the US. Also, more than $10 million worth of counterfeit iPhones, iPods and other items have been seized by the Los Angeles Port Police. Finally, officials say the physical permit allowing Apple CEO Steve Jobs to raze the controversial Jackling mansion will be issued soon.


iSuppli bucks trend, increases 2011 Apple iPad sales forecast to 43.7M

10/19/2010, 09:10 am

As many prognosticators rethink their iPad sales predictions after Apple's quarterly earnings report, iSuppli has gone against the grain and increased its 2011 shipment forecast to 43.7 million units.


Costliest of Apple TV's $62 in components is $17 A4 processor

10/05/2010, 03:10 pm

The new, low-priced Apple TV has an estimated component cost of $61.98, and manufacturing reportedly adds about two more dollars to the total expenses.


Materials cost for Apple's sixth-gen iPod nano estimated at $43

09/28/2010, 01:09 am

A breakdown of the sixth-generation iPod nano's parts by iSuppli places the estimated material cost at $43.73.


Apple assails iSuppli iPhone 4 part cost estimates

07/20/2010, 10:07 pm

Apple sniped a shot at the component cost estimates published by iSuppli in its latest conference call report, suggesting that the estimates were not very close to reality.


iSuppli: Apple's iPad the "Tickle Me Elmo" of 2010, boosts forecast

07/20/2010, 04:07 pm

Market analysts at iSuppli have revised their iPad sales forecasts for 2010 from 7.1 million units to 12.9 million, writing that "product demand [is] expected to vastly exceed available supply" and calling the new mobile computing appliance "the 'Tickle Me Elmo' of the 2010 holiday season."


Limited iPhone 4 stock viewed as 'competitive risk' for Apple

06/29/2010, 11:06 am

If Apple wasn't saddled with iPhone 4 production constraints, launch sales could have gone as high as 2.5 million, one analyst believes. And if limited stock continues, it could open Apple up to a "competitive risk," according to a new analysis.


Components of 16GB iPhone 4 estimated to cost Apple $188

06/28/2010, 01:06 pm

A breakdown of the components that make up Apple's iPhone 4 has found that the most expensive item in the device is its high-resolution Retina Display, with an estimated price of $28.50.


iSuppli: Apple was only US PC maker to outgrow market in Q1 2010

06/04/2010, 03:06 pm

The greatest growth in the PC industry in the first quarter of 2010 came from overseas computer manufacturers, with one exception in the U.S.: Apple.


Apple edges Motorola with 3% global cell phone market share

05/17/2010, 09:05 am

Apple moved ahead of rival Motorola in unit sales in the first quarter of 2010, with the iPhone taking a 3 percent share of the total cell phone market.