According to an IHS iSuppli teardown, the CDMA iPhone 4 costs less to manufacture than the previous version of the iPhone 4, despite utilizing more futuristic internals. The total cost of materials to Apple? $178.45.
Apparently, it pays to reduce the size of your “hobby” device. iSuppli has hit the books and come up with a cost estimate for the new Apple TV and compared to the original box, the new model is not only a quarter of the size but almost a quarter of the cost as well.
The day of inexpensive iPhones, iPod touches and iPads may be coming to an end thanks to “soaring labor costs caused by worker shortages and unrest, a strengthening Chinese currency that makes exports more expensive and inflation and rising housing costs.” Will that next device wind up costing us more?
iSuppli is at it at it again--after taking the time to gingerly rip apart an iPhone 4, the market intelligence company has announced that it estimates that the handset's total components cost is in the ball park of $188.
Now that the iPad is available and has been summarily torn down (and even blended!), iSuppli has gone over the component costs and come up with an estimate as to how much the device costs Apple to build.
We all know about the popularity of pre-sale orders of the iPad and how astronomical those figures were. Now a new report has the Apple's unit selling 7 million iPads in 2010, doubling in 2011 and even tripling in 2012!
It used to be that you’d have to wait for a product to actually be available before someone could break it down and estimate what it cost to build. One such company looks into its crystal ball to get some cost estimates for the iPad.
That's a savings of roughly $53 over the estimated iSuppli price of $227 for the OG iPhone. iSuppli estimates that Apple makes a per-unit gross profit of 55%. Apple's ability to buy in bulk, and its savvy bargain-shopping powers are cited as reasons for the drop in price.
See kids, that's what happens when you use your store's club card and clip coupons.