$168 iphone 5 article?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bilalo, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Bilalo macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2012
    Oxford, England
    A 16 GB iPhone 5 that sells for $199 with a two-year con*tract and $649 with*out a con*tract con*tains mate*ri*als that are worth about $168, accord*ing to one indus*try ana*lyst.

    UBM Tech Insights crunched the num*bers and found the com*po*nents add up to $167.50 for the 16 GB model. For com*par*i*son's sake, the 16 GB mod*els of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 have mate*r*i*al costs of $132.50 and $112, respec*tive*ly, accord*ing to the researcher.

    When they say material cost they mean only outside not inc. processor and everything else right? Because 300% profit isnt reasonbale.
  2. takasugi macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2012
    Estimate for everything. Doesn't include R&D, marketing, etc.
  3. RTWG macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2008
    They don't factor in research and development costs, marketing costs, labour costs, or any other administration costs.

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