iPhone 5 reveals Qualcomm, SanDisk as big winners
Apple is sticking with most of its old suppliers for the new phone, but it has made some “critical changes.”
Apple’s sticking with most of its component providers for the latest iPhone, an IHS iSuppli teardown shows, but it has made some “critical changes” and updated most chips.
A physical teardown by IHS, released today, shows Apple is using parts from many of the usual suspects — Samsung, Qualcomm, Murata, Dialog, Texas Instruments, STMicro, Cirrus Logic, Avago, Skyworks, NXP and AKM.
But it also has made some additions, like flash memory maker SanDisk, and almost every…
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