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Market research company IHS iSuppli has conducted a “virtual teardown” of the iPhone 5 to come up with a best guess as to how much the iPhone costs to make and, subsequently, how large Apple’s take is from each sale.
The latest statistics from IHS iSuppli show that Apple now has control over 70% of the tablet market, based on sales in the second quarter.
American chipmaker Micron Technology announced today they are in talks to buy Elpida Memory, Inc, winning exclusive rights to acquire the company.
In the world of business there is often cited “giving away razors to sell razorblades.” This formula exists with many high-tech products, everything from printers, where the replacement toner costs one-third or more the cost of a new printer to video game consoles, where the companies sell the hardware at a loss and make up the money in license fees.
Industry analyst firm Gartner expects PC sales to remain weak for the remainder of 2012. They expect an increase of 4.4 percent over last year, however, with sales reaching 368 million units. The are also forecasting 2013 sales to reach 400 million units.
Apple’s iPhone may make the most waves when it comes to smartphone sales, but Android devices are seeing strong demand as well. Samsung claims it has sold 20 million Galaxy S II units since the device’s launch last April.
By rolling out the Kindle Fire just before the holiday shopping season last year, Amazon may have set itself up as the first serious competition against Apple in the mobile tablet market.
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