iPhone 3GS iPhone 3GS Build Cost

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  1. quantumadv

    quantumadv New Member

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    If you want to know the total build cost of the 3GS(for Apple to build), it's about $178.96.

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    This is from Gizmodo:

    "iSuppli's latest teardown has revealed that the BOM and manufacturing cost of the iPhone 3GS comes to $178.96. That's a little over $4 more than the previous iPhone at release last year and about $8 more than the Palm Pre.

    iSuppli also noted that the 3GS hardware set is fairly similar to the 3G (with the exception of the new features) which helps to keep the costs down. However, they did note that there were some interesting changes with regard to component selection this time around."
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Clusterfunk New Member

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    Good to know that they're making an incredible profit off of each one.
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    not really surprising, some of the most expensive gadgets and things cost pennies to build because they are built in places like China and Thailand.

    unlike the PS3 becase that at first was sold at a loss

    but of course there are staff costs (probably makes up quite a big chunk of the price) i can't imagine top apple developers making a bad living tbh.

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