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Samsung reportedly makes $110 for every iPhone X Apple sells


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If the iPhone X is a hit for Apple, Samsung will be very happy indeed.
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Although devices like the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 are officially Samsung’s response to the Apple’s next-gen phone, the South Korean tech giant will nonetheless do quite well from the success of the iPhone X.

How well? According to a new report, Samsung will earn roughly $110 for every iPhone X that Apple manages to sell.

iPhone component demands are hurting Nintendo Switch production


The Nintendo Switch's flexible Joy-Con controllers work just fine with a Mac (but not an iPhone).
Sorry, Nintendo!
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Component supplies for the Nintendo Switch are reportedly being limited by Apple’s own component demands, a new report claims.

The components in question reportedly include NAND flash-memory chips for data storage, LCD displays and Linear Resonant Actuators,the tiny motors used in the Switch’s hand-held controllers.

iPhone 5 Repair Costs Won’t Fall Until Apple Loosens Its Control Over Components



If you drop your iPhone and you don’t have it covered by AppleCare or another insurance plan, it’s almost always cheaper to have it repaired by a third-party than it is to have Apple do it. Unless you have an iPhone 5.

Apple’s tight control over iPhone 5 components means that they’re so hard to get hold of, repair costs remain high — even with third-party services. Some have even been unable to offer iPhone 5 repairs because they cannot obtain the parts.

Chinese Scammers Fool Apple Into Supplying Genuine Parts For Fake iPhones


Fake iPhones are very easy to get hold of in China.

Five employees working at an official iPhone distributor in China have been arrested after exploiting Apple’s returns policy by exchanging fake iPhone parts for real ones. The group sent 121 fake iPhone 4S BAND parts to have them exchanged for real ones worth around CN¥400,000 ($64,117), which they then used to build and sell fake iPhones.