Research firm IHS has followed up its virtual teardown of the iPhone 5 with a brand new physical teardown, confirming its materials list and also the cost of manufacture for the latest Apple smartphone.
In a stunning move just two days before the iPad launches into the US market, to be followed within the month to other countries, Steve Jobs will announce later today that the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad OS 4.0 will be released – with multitasking.
Reports suggest that Apple will introduce a cheaper plastic-bodied iPhone 5C on September 10. The 4-inch phone will supposedly replace the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S in the product lineup. While the company will certainly gain market share in the lower-end spectrum of the smartphone market in the U.S., it’s just a side effect. The new model is the perfect iPhone for the rest of the world.
With every new iPhone, most of the discussion centers around its look and not what comes inside. But, according to multiple reports, Apple has designed a new 64-bit dual-core A7 system on a chip for the iPhone 5S. It is supposedly 31 percent faster, representing a serious slowdown in spec improvement.