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iPhone manufacturing estimated to cost $30 per unit

iPhone manufacturing estimated to cost $30 per unit

Curious how much your iPhone actually costs Apple to manufacture? Asymco analyst Horace Dediu claims that each iPhone costs about $30, and that's on the high side and greater than previous estimates of $8 per unit. His estimate was deduced from new details revealed by an ABC Nightline report that was given unprecedented access to the facilities of Apple's main manufacturing partner, Foxconn.

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2011 iOS sales surpass every Mac ever sold

2011 iOS sales surpass every Mac ever sold

No matter what you think of iOS devices, this is a very impressive statistic. Apple sold more iOS devices last year alone that it has ever sold in the Mac line during the 28-year history of the product. The chart you see here illustrating this statistic comes from Asymco, with some of the data apparently coming from Apple's Tim Cook. Apple sold 140 million Macs with some form of OS X so far since the Mac brand was launched.

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Microsoft launches Windows Phone devices in India

Microsoft launches Windows Phone devices in India

Microsoft held an event in India recently where it launched Windows Phone 7.5 Mango in the country. The first device that will come to India is said to be the HTC Radar. The Radar is a flagship Mango device and will hit Indian stores as early as next week. Other Mango devices including the Samsung Omnia W and Acer Allegro will come to the carrier in November according to reports.

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iPhone price range shows carrier’s costs

iPhone price range shows carrier’s costs

Analyst Horace Dedlo of asymco has published a report that takes the newest selection of iPhones, ranging from the iPhone 3GS locked (for free) all the way up to the iPhone 4S 64GB unlocked (for $849) and suggests that this is the first time Apple has offered a real portfolio of choices for consumers. Along with this, he places the prices for unlocked variants on top of a chart for locked variants of the iPhone, showing quite clearly that not only is there a simple nearly-singular price difference between the locked and unlocked versions of each of the different iPhone models. Furthermore, there's a direct correlation between the ASP (average selling price) of the iPhone from just this past quarter and the current price portfolio Apple has for the iPhone now.

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Apple could buy lion’s share of mobile rivals in cash estimate analysts

Apple could buy lion’s share of mobile rivals in cash estimate analysts

Apple could feasibly buy the bulk of its competitors using its cash reserves alone, it's been suggested, with only Samsung proving beyond its reach should Steve Jobs decide to go on a bizarre cellular spending spree. Asymco crunched the stats and figured that, with Apple likely to announce $70bn in cash and other immediate assets in its Q2 2011 financial results, it could readily snap up Nokia, RIM, LG, Motorola Mobility, Sony Ericsson and LG.

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iTunes costs as much as $1.3B to run yearly

iTunes costs as much as $1.3B to run yearly

We know that Apple has tons of apps, music, and movies on iTunes and we know that there are tons of downloads each month. Apple keeps a chunk of the money for each item sold on the iTunes network to help pay the bills and stock its coffers with loot for things like building spaceship campuses. I've never really stopped to think what it costs Apple to run the iTunes store, support the bandwidth needed for all those downloads, and other costs.

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Microsoft’s $150m Android windfall dwarfs Windows Phone revenues

Microsoft’s $150m Android windfall dwarfs Windows Phone revenues

Microsoft may be pushing ahead with Windows Phone Mango, but it seems the company's biggest mobile success of the moment is actually from Android devices. Citi analyst Walter Pritchard has crunched the numbers and figured out that HTC pays Microsoft $5 for every Android smartphone it makes, Asymco reports; with HTC shipment figures at around 30m units, that adds up to $150m in Android revenues for Microsoft, a number Pritchard reckons is around five times what the company is currently making from its own Windows Phone platform.

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Is the Market too Crowded for webOS to be Successful?

Is the Market too Crowded for webOS to be Successful?

Let’s start off by remembering that the smartphone market is still relatively early. Even though it is one of the hottest topics around, smartphones as a whole still only represent less than 30% of the total global mobile phone market. That being said the smart phone market grew 75% last quarter alone and is expected to grow at that pace each quarter for the next few years.

Right now RIM, Apple and their iOS and a host of Android vendors dominate the smart phone sector. Windows Phone 7 is on the far fringe of this market and HP’s webOS devices still farther yet. So the real question is in a market dominated right now by three companies is there room for more? The short answer is yes and here is why.

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iOS Accounts for 65% of Apple’s Current Sales

iOS Accounts for 65% of Apple’s Current Sales

Oh my goodness gracious. Take a peek at the chart below created by the talented folks over at asymco. It depicts Apple's quarterly sales since the fourth quarter of 2005, three quarters before the iPhone was first released. The most staggering factor might either be the very obvious upward moving trend without very much of a dip since the chart began, or it might be the face that even though the iPhone (which was released in 2007) was the only iOS device out three and a half years ago, this past quarter iOS accounted for 65% of Apple's sales. That's monstrous.

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