Webwire: iPhone 4S torn apart; ST-Ericsson losses grow

A teardown analysis of the iPhone 4S reveals the 16GB version costs $188 (€136) to produce, and the 32GB model $207.
A 27% drop in sales resulted in higher losses at ST-Ericsson in the third quarter. The joint venture reports a loss of $211 million (€156 million) compared to a loss of $121 million in 3Q10, and predicts only a slight revenue increase during 4Q11.
Samsung is debuting the latest version of Android on its Nexus smartphone. The vendor joined Google in unveiling Android 4.0 yesterday.
Security firm Symantec is warning that a fresh variant of the Stuxnet virus - used to attack Iranian nuclear plants – has been found in at least one European organization.
A high-stakes Java patent trial between Oracle and Google has been postponed from its planned end-October start date, and may be passed to a new judge.
Hard drive and networking product maker Western Digital predicts a swing to a loss for the current quarter, after severe flooding forced it to shut two Thailand factories.