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Thread: iPhone 3G[S] carries a $178.96 BOM says iSuppli

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    ^Its true. People like to complain about company's like Apple and their prices, procedures, etc and still continue to buy their products.

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    Numbers are Bogus, Amazing How many people just believe without questioning.
    Where is the battery?
    Where is the Case?
    Where are the estimates for Software Development?
    Which components were designed specifically for the Iphone and Apple paid for the design??

    I have no doubt Apple is making a great profit on the Iphone, but accepting this analysis as the cost basis is silly.

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    ^Maybe you didnt read the article thoroughly.

    This is a BOM, they only inlcude (as stated on the top of the list) major cost drivers for hardware.

    Both the battery and housing for example cost Apple pennies. Not worth including. Also, this is only a "hardware" cost analysis as stated.

    So its not gonna include software development, etc.

    But..I agree people need to remember this isnt a total cost of production to Apple

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    just beacause they make a little bit of profit from the iPhone itself, don't forget about the 1 billion apps sold and downloaded at 30% revs. for every one. Even though half are free lets say 500 million for 1 dollar per app at 30%(most of the paid apps are above $1.99).
    500,000,000 X 30%(.3)= 150M. They didn't even do anything for this extra money, apple has other unpayed people make(ing) apps for them, they only get paid if their app(s) actually make it to the app store.
    Last edited by badass1469; 06-25-2009 at 08:52 PM. Reason: cuz i feel like it i guess

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    Sounds like Apple is got a pretty smart plan going. So people are getting mad because they are a successful company? The same ones complaining are the same ones contributing to their success, lol.

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    Charging for Assembly?? You don't need to pay a robot.

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    Charging for Assembly?? You don't need to pay a robot.
    True, but you do need to depreciate the costs of the machines over a time period. Lets not forget maintenance, monitoring, and management of the systems and operations...

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