• Report: Cloud Storage Services Now Have Over 375M Users, Could Reach 500M By Year-End

    Report: Cloud Storage Services Now Have Over 375M Users, Could Reach 500M By Year-End

    According to market intelligence firm iHS iSuppli, the market for paid and free cloud storage services continues to grow rapidly and the total number of Internet users who use paid and free cloud storage services is currently around 375 million. By year-end, the company’s analysts say, that number will likely reach 500 million and by 2013, the company projects, about 625 million… Read More

  • iSuppli Agrees With IDC, Gartner: Windows Phone To Surpass iOS By 2015

    iSuppli Agrees With IDC, Gartner: Windows Phone To Surpass iOS By 2015

    Nobody wants to give Windows Phone a chance except for Robin and a whole bunch of analysts. Back in September, IDC and Gartner predicted that Windows would overtake iOS for the number two spot in the market by 2015, and Windows Phone head of marketing Achim Berg called that prediction conservative. Now iSuppli has joined in, predicting that Windows Phone will grab a 16.7 percent market share… Read More

  • iSuppli Reveals Real Price Of Nintendo 3DS

    Whenever some corporate entity releases their new piece of hardware into the wild, iSuppli outs their obligatory cost analysis. As novel as iSuppli’s research may seem, knowing the real costs of the gadgets we’re addicted to is more frustrating than newsworthy. And, thanks to iSuppli, we learn that the Nintendo 3DS enjoys almost 60% margins, similar to the DSi. Read More

  • New Generation Nano Costs Apple $45.10 To Make

    The new nano has been stripped of its camera, squashed down into a square, and given a touchscreen. Not only that, but the $149 Nano reportedly only costs Apple a meager $45.10 to manufacture. I’ve heard of mark-up, but this is getting a little ridiculous. Read More

  • iPhone costs $188 to make

    Another day, another iSuppli teardown. The folks at iSuppli have found that the iPhone 4, according to their estimates, costs $188 to make. While this is almost comically low, it says something about Apple’s ability to mass produce phones and the high margins they’re able to make on relatively low-cost products. The gyroscope chip, for example, apparently costs Apple $2.60 while… Read More

  • Apple is definitely NOT going to lose money making the iPad

    Well, iSuppli is at it again, and this time they are deconstructing the iPad. Admittedly they aren’t 100% sure about what exactly is inside the new device, they are taking their best shot at it and the numbers are pretty impressive. It doesn’t surprise me when an company makes money (in fact I’m more surprised when they don’t), Apple stands to make quite a bit with… Read More

  • The $350 Kindle 2 costs only $185 to build

    The good folks at iSuppli took it upon themselves to rip apart the Amazon Kindle 2 Great, right? What’s not great is knowing how much of a premium you’re paying for the device; ignorance is bliss here. The Kindle 2, for which Amazon wants $359, costs approximately $185 to build. That is, when you take all the Kindle’s parts and add them together, you get a total of $185. So… Read More

  • Price of internal components of $79.99 iPod Shuffle adds up to $21.77

    The guys and dolls over at iSuppli have taken apart one of those new iPod Shuffles—you know, the one that talks to you—and have estimated the total cost of components to be $21.77; the iPod Shuffle retails for $79. Setting aside the additional costs of the little music player, such as industrial design and programming, that represents only 28 percent of its retail price. The… Read More

  • iPhone 3G might actually cost $173, says iSuppli

    Sometime last week analysts at Portelligent claimed that Apple was spending a mere $100 per iPhone 3G, but iSuppli, purveyor of such things, is claiming a preliminary “virtual teardown” of about $173. “At a hardware BOM and manufacturing cost of $173, the new iPhone is significantly less expensive to produce than the first-generation product, despite major improvements in… Read More

  • Apple TV: It's Cheaper Than You Think

    iSuppli’s dissection of the device revealed the $237 manufacturing price which would create a per-sale profit of $64 before marketing costs. Unusual? Absolutely, considering that products like the Nano exceeded 50% in profits. Based on these numbers, analysts seem to think the Apple TV will make little to no impact on revenue. Apple’s surprising financial plan for the Apple TV… Read More