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iSuppli Reveals iPhone 3GS Bill of Materials

iSuppli Reveals iPhone 3GS Bill of Materials

Posted June 24, 2009 at 3:09pm by iClarified
iSuppli has revealed the new iPhone 3GS Bill of Materials and some interesting changes in the parts and suppliers.

"The entry-level, 16Gbyte version of Apple Inc.’s new iPhone 3G S carries a BOM cost of $172.46 and a manufacturing expense of $6.50, for a total of $178.96," said Andrew Rassweiler, director and principal analyst, teardown services, for iSuppli. "This is slightly higher than iSuppli’s estimate of $174.33 for the original 8Gbyte iPhone 3G based on pricing in July 2008. Although the retail price of the 16Gbyte iPhone 3G S is $199, the same as for the 8Gbyte version of the original iPhone 3G, the actual price of the phone paid by the service provider is considerably higher, reflecting the common wireless industry practice of subsidizing the upfront cost of a mobile phone and then making a profit on subscriptions."

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Becksy - June 25, 2009 at 8:52am
Well said Digihead. Parts costs and manufacturing costs are only part of the total costs. What about development costs, distribution, sales, factory overheads, admin etc etc
DigiHead - June 25, 2009 at 7:12am
So what? How about developing expenses and much more? You can't just stupidly calculate the price for the parts and say:" oooh, what a rip off!"
Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson - June 24, 2009 at 5:28pm
178 dollars that's about 90 uk pounds I justed paid 548 pounds for 32 gb pay as you go iPhone 3gs what a rip off
t11chb - June 24, 2009 at 4:41pm
Bollocks, these parts are ordered by the million, they're gonna be a hell of a lot cheaper to manufacture
chivas90210 - June 24, 2009 at 4:01pm
FM Receiver? i don't have any FM app on my 3Gs//// :X
Tony - June 24, 2009 at 4:58pm
Can the 3GS use the built-in fm chip to transmit the music to the car radio? And what about the bluetooth file transfer option?
Chivas90210 - June 24, 2009 at 5:43pm
Probably as soon as the jailbraik will be out, for now I can't even use the push or tethering at all tnx to AT&T :/
Tony - June 24, 2009 at 7:23pm
Thats why I am gonna order a factory unlocked 3GS from Italy, screw AT&T!
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