Samsung Components Make Up 26% of iPhone Bill of Materials

The Economist:

This puts Samsung in the somewhat unusual position of supplying a significant proportion of one of its main rival’s products, since Samsung also makes smartphones and tablet computers of its own. Apple is one of Samsung’s largest customers, and Samsung is one of Apple’s biggest suppliers. […]

The parts Samsung supplies to Apple, according to iSuppli: flash memory (US$26.00), DRAM ($11.60), APU ($8.08). Rumor has it Apple is considering TSMC to manufacture its A4 and A5 APUs.

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