It costs Apple an estimated $216 in raw components to build the HomePod, which sells for $349, according to research conducted by TechInsights and shared by Bloomberg.
Internal components like the microphones, tweeter, woofer, and power management chips cost Apple an estimated $58, while smaller components like the lighting system used for Siri and other animations cost $60. The A8 chip, which powers the speaker’s spatial awareness, Siri features, sound adjustments, and other smart features, costs an estimated $25.
TechInsights believes the external housing and other exterior components add up to $25, while manufacturing, testing, and [...]
Apple’s lineup of MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models accounted for roughly one in ten notebooks shipped worldwide last year, according to data published today by research firm TrendForce.
TrendForce claims that Apple surpassed ASUS to become the world’s fourth largest notebook vendor, with an estimated 9.6 percent market share in 2017, up from 8.3 percent in 2016. ASUS saw its market share drop to an estimated 9.5 percent last year, down from a reported 10.3 percent in 2016.
The research firm says Apple releasing updated MacBook Pro models in June 2017 helped the company expand its shipments by 18 percent for the whole year—supposedly the [...]
Apple shipped 29 million iPhone X devices in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to new research data shared today by Canalys. At 29 million devices shipped, the iPhone X was the „world’s best-shipping smartphone model over the holidays.“
iPhone X shipments were not, however, the fastest ever for an iPhone due to Apple’s decision to offer the device alongside the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, and shipments were below industry expectations.
Canalys says that adoption was largely driven by upgrade demand in operator-centric markets like the United States where the installed base is high and customers can finance $999 cost of the [...]
Woodshed Art Auctions has announced it will be auctioning an opaque watercolor painting of Apple’s classic logo by the late Andy Warhol next month.
The painting is part of Warhol’s „Ads“ collection from 1985, one year after the original Macintosh launched. It features Apple’s old rainbow logo, which the company used from 1977 to 1998, between Apple and Macintosh word marks.
The painting measures eight inches squared inside a 16.5-inch squared frame, and it is signed by Warhol on the front and back. It is said to be in „very good condition“ with archival corners and no adhesives touching the artwork.
While a [...]