iPhone 7 components only cost Apple $220


iPhone 7 back
iPhone 7's new iSight camera is better, but not the best.
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The iPhone 7 features some of the most incredible tech found in a smartphone but the components only cost Apple about $220.

Including the basic manufacturing costs of $5, Apple’s total bill to manufacture the 32GB iPhone 7 reaches a total of $224.80, according to a teardown by IHS that found the device is $36.89 more expensive to produce than the iPhone 6s.

Leaked iPhone SE screen assembly shows it’s missing one key feature


The iPhone SE is on the left, the iPhone 6s is on the right. What's missing?
The iPhone SE is on the left, the iPhone 6s is on the right. What's missing?
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Earlier today, we heard some disappointing news: The 4-inch iPhone SE probably won’t come with 3D Touch, Apple’s new force-sensitive touchscreen technology. Now, a leaked screen assembly purported to be of the iPhone SE seems to confirm that report as being true. Bummer!

5.5-inch iPhone 6 gets optical image stabilization, new parts confirm


iPhone 6 camera module (left) next to the iPhone 5s camera (right).

Apple will reveal the full details of the iPhone 6 in just 4 days, but a set of leaked images from Feld & Volk appear to confirm that Apple’s biggest iPhone will come with optical image stabilization.  5.5-inch iPhone 6 will come with optical image stabilization.

The luxury Russians iPhone modders – who have already built a ‘working’ iPhone 6 out of spare parts – managed to get their hands on the image sensor destined for Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone, and while Apple has thinned down the module’s thickness, it appears to be larger than that on the iPhone 5s.

Partially assembled iPhone 6 leaks ahead of September keynote



At this point we’ve seen pretty much every nook and cranny of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but a new leak gives us the best look at the device yet.

Luxury accessory maker Feld & Volk has shared images of what appears to be an assembled front panel and rear shell for the iPhone 6. While plenty of these parts have already leaked independently, this is the first time we’ve seen them together.

Leaked shell gives us our first good look at the iPad Air 2



First debuted in November last year, the iPad Air is coming up on a year old. In Apple terms, that means it’s due for an upgrade, but we still don’t know what the iPad Air 2 will be. Will it be a spec bump, or will it be a redesign?

According to new leaks from China purporting to be the rear shell for the iPad Air 2, the correct answer is: “A little bit of column A, a little but of column B.”