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So wait, What's the RAM actually in the 4s?
    
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Originally Posted by Birdy1337 View Post
So wait, What's the RAM actually in the 4s?
No one knows yet...!

EDIT: Actually, there's enough reports coming back saying 512MB of ram that I think it's safe to bet on it.

http://www.google.com/search?gcx=w&s...=iphone+4s+ram
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what happened to R&D cost? labor costs nothing today it seems. Advert, tv commercials? Fail article tbh
Labor costs nothing because they have a bunch of chinese kids working on them.
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so that means they will make at least 500$ in profit for every iphone 4s sold. if there are actually 1 million pre orders in total, that makes 500 000 000$ of profit just for the release of this phone. WOW !!!
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Do they not include how much it costs to pay the workers, or is that under "supporting materials"?
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Do they not include how much it costs to pay the workers, or is that under "supporting materials"?
They omitted that price because the workers get paid pennies an hour. Doesn't even equate to a dollar each I bet.
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They omitted that price because the workers get paid pennies an hour. Doesn't even equate to a dollar each I bet.
Not exactly pennies, but the average Chinese manufacturing worker (in apparel) makes $1.84/hr as of last year.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/busines...t_10123116.htm

That said, I can't imagine the final assembly process takes more than 0.5 labor-hours per phone, so I bet you're right that it's less than $1/phone.

EDIT: One thing, though, is that like most US companies who outsource, the Apple manufacturing employees are probably paid well above the national average.
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Five to one odds the antennae on the bottom corner of case has been insulated properly
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Plus R&D, plus programmers, plus design staff, plus administration, plus secretaries, plus land/buildings rent and depreciation, plus inventory shrinkage expenses, etc etc etc.

Assuming that it only costs Apple $203 per iPhone is completely naive.
And all of which is based on a previously completed model, All of the incremental development cost will be recuperated within the first couple of months.
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so that means they will make at least 500$ in profit for every iphone 4s sold. if there are actually 1 million pre orders in total, that makes 500 000 000$ of profit just for the release of this phone. WOW !!!
Add in the marketing, advertising, R&D, labour, etc. Maybe $120 more per phone. Still around $400 or $350 profit. Apple basically gets over 100 percent profit on each iPhone.
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