Do the Margins on Apple's New iPhones Measure Up?

The iPhone is the device that makes or breaks Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) , plain and simple.

And with the newest line of iPhones having been on the market for several days now, it's abundantly clear that Apple has yet another winner on its hands. Apple announced that it smashed its previous records for debut-weekend iPhone sales with its new two-tiered smartphone lineup -- though Apple was playing a with a bit of a loaded deck.

And as is customary in tech cirlces in the wake of every iPhone release, analysts tear apart the newest devices to try to figure out just how much they cost Apple to make and assemble. The reason is twofold. First, it helps investors understand just how much money Apple makes off the sale of each iPhone, the all-important gross margin. It also helps analysts identify which companies landed their wares in these high-demand devices.

In the video below, Fool contributor Andrew Tonner looks at the recent margin analysis for Apple's new line of smartphones. 

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