iPhone 3G S’s Bill of Materials
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
iSuppli has done again the act of teardown analysis to come up with the new iPhone 3G S’s Bill of Materials (BOM) and and the cost to build an iPhone 3GS. It seems to be just $4.63 more than the previous estimate on the earlier 8GB iPhone 3G.
"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."