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Display tech, 4G hikes iPhone 5 cost to $199

The iPhone's cost to Apple is up marginally from the iPhone 4S, with cost increases coming from new display tech, 4G LTE silicon, and Apple's new A6 chip, said IHS iSuppli.

By Sep. 18, 2012


Repair disk permissions to speed up your Mac

It won't cure all of your Mac's ills, but a quick and easy first step toward bringing a sluggish Mac back to health is using OS X's Disk Utility to repair disk permissions.

By Jul. 24, 2013


Latest rivalry between Samsung, Apple: Tablet margins

A teardown of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 by IHS finds that Samsung could turn a pretty penny -- if it resists a bad habit nagging most manufacturers.

By Aug. 24, 2012


Burrell Smith: Macintosh hardware wizard

Few in the public may be familiar with Smith's work, but colleagues say this brilliant engineer's importance to the Mac is akin to what Woz meant to the first Apple computers.

By Jan. 22, 2014


Samsung Galaxy S4 costs £156 to make, screen drives up cost

The Galaxy S4 costs £156 to build, according to teardown experts IHS, with the new processor and screen bumping the cost over the S3.

By Mar. 20, 2013


iPhone 5 may cost Apple $167.50 to build, says one estimate

The new phone's bill of materials is a bit pricier than its two predecessors, according to an estimate from TechInsights.

By Sep. 14, 2012


Motorola Xoom's speedy parts top iPad in cost

The Motorola Xoom is pricier than an equivalent iPad. But parts costs have a lot to do with this, according to IHS iSuppli.

By Mar. 1, 2011


What happens during permissions repair in OS X?

The permissions structure in OS X helps prevent inadvertent file access, and a permissions repair ensures the integrity of this structure.

By Jun. 7, 2012


Apple may spend $200 to make each iPad Mini, says analyst

The entry-level iPad Mini could cost Apple close to $200 to manufacture, according to a KGI Securities analyst, which likely means lower profit margins compared with other iDevices.

By Oct. 22, 2012


Apple's new iPad pricing: A head scratcher or brilliant?

You can spend anywhere from $299 to $929 to buy an iPad this year, but things get very muddled with a mix of old and new.

By Oct. 23, 2013