IPhone 4 Cost: $188, Says ISuppli

Posted: Jun 28 2010, 1:42pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:05am CDT , in Mobile Phones


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If you've recently dropped $200 bucks on a subsidized 16 GB iPhone 4, this article will make you feel better about your purchase. iSuppli has taken apart Apple's latest wonder-toy, the iPhone 4, and found that it has a total component cost of $188. (via IntoMobile) That number is the cost for parts alone; labor and marketing and R&D all add their own sizeable chunks to the overall cost.

Don't start to worry about Apple's profits per unit. AT&T pays them well for every iPhone sold. A two-year voice and data contract is worth more than any phone on the market.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/5" rel="author">Robert Evans</a>
The excitement about new smartphones, tablets and anything mobile drive Robert to unearth the latest rumors and developments in this fast moving space. He adopted 4G as soon as it become available and knows where the mobile market is going.
Robert can be contacted directly at robert@i4u.com.




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