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Old 09-10-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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What iPhones cost to make

Just an interesting story I came across.

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iSuppli, which is known for its gadget component costs analysis, released a breakdown of the parts that make up the iPhone 4S. The most basic 16GB model carries a bill of materials worth 118. This total is a long way from the sale price of 499.

Earlier this year, ABC's ‘Nightline’ show went into the Chinese factories of Foxconn, where most of the world's Apple products - iPads, iPhones and Mac computers - are manufactured. The investigation revealed that workers earn just 1.12 an hour, work long hours and live in dorms with fellow employees.

Asymco analyst Horace Dediu used the ‘Nightline’ report to estimate that Apple pays labour costs of between 7.86 and 18.56 for every iPhone it makes, which represents just 2-4% of the iPhone's sale price.

So if the materials cost roughly 118, and Dediu has calculated that an additional 58 is spent on manufacturing its smartphone, (a cost that includes the labour costs, transportation, storage and warranty expenses) we reach a total of about 176 to manufacture an iPhone that retails at 499. This represents a profit for Apple of 323 per iPhone.
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/wha...t-to-make.html


From what I've heard, for an extra $50 usd, they could be making these in America and helping our economy and job market considering we buy the most apple stuff here but hey, whatever.

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