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|The iPhone 7 costs more to make, but Apple’s margin remains high
Apple spent more than ever before to make the iPhone 7, but the company still enjoys higher “hardware...
|Apple takes risks with iPhone 7 & Apple Watch to return to smartphone growth
Apple needs the iPhone 7 to be a major success because it is the main driver of growth for the whole...
|Apple’s iPhone 7 Launch Brings New Audio Products, Attempting to Capture Greater Share of Accessories Market in Face of Declining Sales
Apple’s September 7th keynote introduced the...
|Apple AirPods - the sensors perspective
Along with the announcement of the Apple Watch Series 2 and the iPhone 7 (minus a 3.5mm port), Apple announced its new wireless...
|Apple's new wireless audio processor is based on familiar technology
This week, Apple once again transfixed the tech world with a product announcement event, this time centered on the iPhone 7 and...
|Spotify extends lead over Apple Music
Spotify has extended its lead in the on-demand music market reaching a total of 39m paying subscriptions at the end of...
|Mobile Location Intelligence Update: With iOS 10 Apple continues steady progress in Map improvements
With iOS 10 Apple is releasing the latest version of Maps, its own mapping and navigation application. With the update, Apple continues...
|Years in the Making, Intel modem chip finally returns to iPhone
After months, if not years, of whispers about a significant LTE thin modem design win, Intel’s 3rd generation XMM7360 CAT-9 modem was...
|iPhone 7 Materials Costs Higher than Previous Versions,
IHS Markit Teardown Reveals
Wayne Lam, Andrew Rassweiler
The bill of materials (BOM) for an iPhone 7 equipped with
32 gigabytes (GB) of NAND flash memory carries $219.80
in bill of materials costs, according to...
|Teardown - Apple iPhone 7 (A1778)
September 19, 2016
|Teardown - Apple iPhone 7 Plus
November 11, 2016
|Teardown - Apple AirPods
April 5, 2017
Apple iPhone 7 (A1778) Exploded View