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Research firm estimates iPhone 6s Plus costs $236 to manufacture

09/30, 9:42am

Teardown of iPhone 6s Plus estimates display is most expensive component

The materials used to manufacture the iPhone 6s Plus is said to cost less than a third of its retail price, according to an estimate by a research firm. It is believed by IHS Technology that the components and materials used in the larger of the two Apple smartphones cost $231.50, which when combined with the estimated production cost of $4.50 per device, brings the overall, manufacturing cost per smartphone to just $236.


iPad owners happiest with their tablets, now 79% of users

07/29, 7:30pm

iPad tops Android in tablet recommendations

iPad owners are the most likely to recommend their tablets than any other, IHS discovered in a fresh study. Out of 10, Apple users gave their tablets a typical 8.8 rating, making them very likely to suggest an iPad. Unusually, ultra-cheap tablet maker Zenithink was second by the slimmest margin, while Samsung, Archos, and Motorola were near equal.



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