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Monday, 24 October 2011 09:32

iPhone 4S components cost $188

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Almost exactly the same as its predecessor


Sales of Apple’s new iPhone 4S seem to be surprising even the most optimistic analysts, although the new phone isn’t really…new.

The 4S uses the same body and screen as the old iPhone 4, but it has a beefier processor, better camera and a few other, rather minor differences. According to iSuppli’s cost breakdown, the new phone’s bill-of-material (BOM) cost is $188, which is eerily similar to the old iPhone 4.

Basically the higher cost of the new camera ($17.6 versus $10.7) and processor was offset by the somewhat lower cost of memory and some other components and voila, the total cost remained the same.

Of course, Apple is continuing its somewhat strange pricing policy by offering 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models for $649, $749 and $849. However, the cost of NAND is in these versions is estimated at $19.2, $38.4 and $76.8. Basically the 64GB model costs Apple about $57 more to produce than the entry level 16GB model, but it sells it for $200 more. Sweet deal, for Apple, not the consumers.

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+8 #1 Mxmz 2011-10-24 10:39
No wonder there, Apple was always consumer ripoff, applefanbois can not really argue against that.
 
 
+5 #2 fusionssl 2011-10-24 12:54
and people still buy this shit
 
 
+2 #3 NateMo1980 2011-10-24 13:06
Now that Steve Jobs is dead, CAN WE GET A [censored]ING DISCOUNT ALREADY!?!?!?!

Sure,he was an innovator but apple will slowly rot without his talent around. The 4S is the first sign of that.
 
 
+2 #4 STRESS 2011-10-24 13:07
Quoting Mxmz:
No wonder there, Apple was always consumer ripoff, applefanbois can not really argue against that.
Well the leader of the cult has passed away only a matter of time (2-3 years) then the cult will break apart
 
 
0 #5 NateMo1980 2011-10-24 13:10
Quoting Mxmz:
No wonder there, Apple was always consumer ripoff, applefanbois can not really argue against that.

Apple makes some amazing products.......Unfortunately....the amount of their cost is amazing in how it shrinks your wallet.
 
 
0 #6 bardenck 2011-10-24 21:23
every single company buys their stuff dirt cheap and sells it high, whats the problem...and although i am a dedicated android user, the iphone is worth every penny. if android didn't exist i would buy the iphone.
 
 
0 #7 Fud_u 2011-10-25 02:24
Lol, just a processor update and call it a day. Typical Apple. At least change its appearance a little to differentiated. This is the reason I ditch Apple a while back. Poor customer relation. Let face it, they don't give a d@m what you think so why buy their product and support them?
 

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