Posted on 24 June 2008 by Chris Scott Barr
It's always interesting to see how different analysts come up with numbers. Take for instance the raw cost of materials for the new iPhone 3G. Portelligent released their estimates not long ago which suggested that Apple's cost was only roughly $100. Well iSuppli has taken a look and come up with a drastically different figure.
Posted on 17 June 2008 by Chris Scott Barr
Some people might be wondering why the new iPhone 3G is going to be so cheap in comparison to the first-gen device. While it's easy to point out that Apple is likely getting more money from AT&T, rather than relying on actual sales of the device, that's not the only reason. Analysts suspect that the newer iPhone really only costs ... continued »
Posted on 03 July 2007 by Chris Scott Barr
If you remember, we covered a story yesterday about a bill of materials done by Portelligent. They estimated that an 8GB iPhone would cost roughly $220 for Apple to make. Another independent firm has also done their own breakdown.
Posted on 19 January 2007 by Vincent Nguyen
Hot damn, what a hefty profit margin Apple and partner AT&T will enjoy. Based on iSuppli's preliminary functional Bill of Material (BoM) estimate, the Apple iPhone will cost $229.85 for hardware BoM and manufacturing cost and a $245.83 total expense for the 4GB model. The 8GB Apple iPhone will cost $264.85 hardware cost and a $280.83 total expense. ... continued »