Does Apple profit off of the iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KnowNol, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. KnowNol macrumors member

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    Will Apple be seeing an increase in revenue due to this device?
     
  2. calderone macrumors 68040

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  3. bigchrisfgb macrumors 65816

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    I should imgaine they will atleast equel what they got for the 3GS in profit margins.

    A lot more things used to build the iPhone is now cheaper then when the 3GS came out along with things needed to build the iPhone 4, which means that there is more profit for Apple.
     
  4. saccento macrumors 6502a

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    No, they just spend millions of dollars in research and development to gain no profit. Are you serious?
     
  5. zeeflyboy macrumors regular

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    even if they sold it at a loss they would still profit in the bigger picture in my opinion....

    So many people I have spoken to (myself included) ended up buying a mac of some description because of the experience with the iPhone.
     
  6. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    You'd almost wonder how they could profit on this one, given the cutting edge features like the cameras, screen, and that crazy-strong aircraft glass. But something tells me they will make a sweet profit on each and every one;)

    They always do...
     
  7. yuanmoons macrumors 6502

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  8. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    it costs ~200 dollars for apple to make, they sell it to ATT for 600, so yeah i think they profit
     
  9. kryten3000 macrumors regular

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  10. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    No. Apple loses $10.18 on every iPhone but they make it up in volume. :rolleyes:

    Whoever said there are no stupid questions didn't know what they were talking about.
     
  11. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    There has been a significantly larger base of trolls on MacRumors since I was last active.
     
  12. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    No they actually gonna lose money...what kinda question is that?
     

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