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?
Apple has enjoyed enormous success with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, two devices that have been so popular that they even rode the "bendgate" saga. They have sold in tens of millions, dominated the Thanksgiving Holiday and will be the big selling devices of Christmas too. The demand is so high that there is still a waiting list for orders of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus over at Apple's official website.
Apple was once dead against large screen phones, but with the iPhone 6 Plus the company climbed down from its pretty high horse. Cupertino's 5.5-inch device entered the phablet market very late, an area of the smartphone world dominated by Android devices, especially those made by Samsung, the Galaxy Note series. However, Apple can feel pretty jolly about the result as the iPhone 6 Plus has swept all before it, including Samsung's fantastic Galaxy Note 3 and Note 4.
According to numerous reports today, Apple is set to discontinue the iPhone 5s in 2015, bringing its "affordable" iPhone to an end. Cupertino has already instructed its suppliers Foxconn and Wistron to tone down production and will stop selling the device in the middle of 2015.
Most reviews for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus claimed the handsets have among the best smartphone cameras ever made, and yours truly believes alongside some Nokia PureView efforts that is true. What is not up for debate is that Apple is one of the leading companies in smartphone camera technology with its iSight shooter.
A monster seller and worldwide record crusher the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may be, but the devices have not been without their fair share of problems, and it seems that have another. Some owners of the handsets with storage capacity of 64GB or 128GB are complaining that random crashes and reboots are occurring when the device is housing a large amount of apps. The issue is also being reported by iPad users with the same internal storage configuration.
It goes without saying that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been huge successes, the most successful smartphones Apple has ever made in fact. Over the last 30 days it is no surprise to see that the new handsets have dominated Cupertino's smartphone sales, even though the company also has the iPhone 5s and 5c on the market.
If we turn red with embarrassment then that's because we know how absurd this is, but it's mobile news and that's what we do. So, the iPhone 6 has just but been released, which in the world of Apple means that there is no bedding down period as we are already looking forward to the next model, the iPhone 7.
Steve Wozniak is the man who literally built Apple while Steve Jobs built the empire. However, he has not worked for the Cupertino based company for nearly thirty years, so he is not connected to success or failure of the brand aside from being a shareholder. Wozniak of course loves the company he helped create, but he is also one of the most honest people to tap up to discuss Apple and its products.
Forbes has released its annual list of the world's most valuable companies and (un)surprisingly the table is topped by Apple. The magazine/website values the iPhone maker at a whopping $124.2 billion, a number that is more than double any other company on the list and much more than Cupertino?s rivals.