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[IHS] iPhone 4s costs $188 to manufacture

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The baseline iPhone 4S model with 16 gigabytes (GB) of NAND flash memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of $188. When the additional $8 manufacturing cost is added in, the total increases to $196. The other iPhone 4S models are identical to the baseline version, with the exception of the addition of more NAND flash. This gives the mid range, 32GB model a BOM of $207, and the high-end 64GB version a BOM of $245.

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Source: http://www.isuppli.com/Teardowns/News/Pages/iPhone-4S-Carries-BOM-of-$188,-IHS-iSuppli-Teardown-Analysis-Reveals.aspx
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And I remember SteelBom saying that it costs Apple $100 - $200 extra between the 16GB - 64 GB models. I knew there wasn't much of a difference cost wise, just an extra $150 profit for Apple.
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I wonder if that $8 manufacturing cost counts labor.
    
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What is the marketing/advertisement cost per iPhone 4s?
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Originally Posted by Somenamehere;15383605 
I wonder if that $8 manufacturing cost counts labor.

Labor probably isn't even a quarter of that $8.
 
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and yet they sell the 16GB version for 799 euros (1092 USD) over here (without any contract obviously). Am I the only one who thinks this is slightly overpriced?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by G3RG;15383711 
Labor probably isn't even a quarter of that $8.

I was looking for something that labor could be thrown into. Its probably so low they didnt bother counting it.
    
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Wrong.

The A5 is huge. Yet it still only costs $15? No.
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Edit: Nvmd I see you posted those as being price w contract. My post can be ignored smile.gif

Those prices aren't retail Apple prices, but retail prices after subsidization by phone carriers, i.e. out-of-pocket price if you sign a contract. If I attempt to purchase a 4S from Sprint.com, these are the actual retail prices they quote:

16 GB: $649.99
32 GB: $749.99
64 GB: $849.99

The final subsidized price matches what you presented initially.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cithulu;15383861 
Those prices aren't retail Apple prices, but retail prices after subsidization by phone carriers, i.e. out-of-pocket price if you sign a contract. If I attempt to purchase a 4S from Sprint.com, these are the actual retail prices they quote:

16 GB: $649.99
32 GB: $749.99
64 GB: $849.99

The final subsidized price matches what you presented initially.

Edit: Nvmd I see you posted those as being price w contract. My post in invalidated!

I believe that Apple is only selling GSM phones without contract...

So if Sprint sold you one, you couldn't even use it with them. (assuming you bought it out of contract)
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