Apple: hardware company? or software company?
I was thinking about apples business, relating to their Iphone line, after reading the breakdown of the iphone 4s, and how another article about googles takeover of motorola could allow them to become a hardware company and it discussed how apple was a software and hardware company.
And it led to me to wonder whether apple really was a hardware company in reality? I mean think about it their products are assembled by foxconn (which is common) but i cant think of a single internal component they designed or built... for instance take the new 8mp camera which is manufactured and supplied by sony. The processor is in part designed by ARM and manufactured by samsung...
I know others use parts of other companies products to lower costs but they usually manufacturer parts but can apple say the same?