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what happened to R&D cost? labor costs nothing today it seems. Advert, tv commercials? Fail article tbh
Well advertising doesn't affect manufacturing cost, but yea labor should've been included in that. This is really just the cost of the parts, nothing more. Article title is misleading in that regard.
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i really doubt this, i assume it's waayyy less
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Well advertising doesn't affect manufacturing cost, but yea labor should've been included in that. This is really just the cost of the parts, nothing more. Article title is misleading in that regard.
The labour would be $0.05 max per phone.
    
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Not official, but I found these:
http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/2011/1...e-than-enough/
http://appadvice.com/appnn/2011/10/a...e-4-and-ipad-2
http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone_4-3275.php

So yea, not official but plenty of people seem to be convinced, so I imagine that someone that had the information must have leaked it at some point.
Funny thing is I found the same amount of sources if not more saying it will have 1 GB, but I guess we wont know until it comes out
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iPhone's are ridiculously overpriced in here in Australia. my gf wanted to buy an iPhone4 and the price was $849.. for the 16Gb, i bought my HTC Sensation for $510 shipped with an 8Gb card. Apple make all their money on hype and dumb consumers who follow the crowd.
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Labour doesn't cost them, unless you're saying someone in a Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, earning 150 USD a month, adds that much of a cost to their phones. What would cost them was if they had to pay compensation to all those people using n-hexane to clean their phone screens.

And what R&D are you guys talking about? You're saying it really is that expensive to take an iPhone, make it larger and then sell it? Highly exaggerated and I won't believe a word these corporations say.
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iPhone's are ridiculously overpriced in here in Australia. my gf wanted to buy an iPhone4 and the price was $849.. for the 16Gb, i bought my HTC Sensation for $510 shipped with an 8Gb card. Apple make all their money on hype and dumb consumers who follow the crowd.
Yikes! How much with a contract? Or can you not do cell contracts in Australia?
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Yikes! How much with a contract? Or can you not do cell contracts in Australia?
You can do contract all over the world. Or are you assuming the iPhone isn't available on contract in Australia?
    
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You can do contract all over the world. Or are you assuming the iPhone isn't available on contract in Australia?
That was what I was asking... I don't live in Australia, so I don't know if they can do cell phone contracts with cell phone companies in Australia. Maybe they have a law against it or something. He just mentioned the non-subsidized price of the iPhone in Australia, so that's why I asked.
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That was what I was asking... I don't live in Australia, so I don't know if they can do cell phone contracts with cell phone companies in Australia. Maybe they have a law against it or something. He just mentioned the non-subsidized price of the iPhone in Australia, so that's why I asked.
Oh right Well I found this on Virgin Mobile Australia website. http://www.virginmobile.com.au/iphone-plans/ so they do have contracts there, except they aren't called contracts and don't work the same way as contracts in the UK anyway I'm not sure about the US.
    
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