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Your logic and matha re both correct however multiply the R&D by alot. Take for example the PS3 R&D was in the billions. I think almost 2.
PS3 used a lot of new hardware techology. The iPhone does not use any advanced hardware except maybe the multitouch screen. Otherwise, the iPhone's real R&D costs would be in the software.
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PS3 used a lot of new hardware techology. The iPhone does not use any advanced hardware except maybe the multitouch screen. Otherwise, the iPhone's real R&D costs would be in the software.
I understand that lol. Your right though bad comparison just the only R&D number i knew off my head. I would definitly say it was in the undreds of millions though. My estimate would be atleast 125m.
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