News by Luke Jones on Saturday December 06, 2014.
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Apple and Samsung have been locked in a war over which company dominates the smartphone market for years, with Samsung's slew of Galaxy devices topping market share while Apple's iPhone steal the thunder for an individual handset. Neither the iPhone 6 or the Galaxy S5 are cheap devices, they occupy the flagship area and offer premium appeal and high end specs. However, how much does it cost to actually source the components for these smartphones?If you have ever taken the time to wonder that, you will be happy to see this interactive report released by IEEE Spectrum that shows us the cost of each component found in most iPhones and Galaxy S flagship devices over the last few years. As you would imagine, the iPhone 6 is the most expensive device Apple as ever made, with all its component parts coming to $228.07, up from the $211.50 of the iPhone 5s. That means on the entry level model Apple actually loses money, but then again Cupertino did introduce a new high storage option this year. As for Samsung's S5, that is expensive too, but more affordable that the new iPhone. This year's Samsung flagship cost $215.44, only slightly more than the Galaxy S4 material cost of $214.54. We have embedded the graph below for you to take a look at. It is worth reminding that this is an interactive graph so be sure to play around with it for a bit.
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