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  • Apple’s iPhone 5c Build Costs Start At $173, Entry-Level 5s At $199, According To Research Firm IHS

    Apple’s iPhone 5c Build Costs Start At $173, Entry-Level 5s At $199, According To Research Firm IHS

    Every time Apple builds a new device, search firm IHS takes a look at the parts and tries to estimate the bill-of-materials for the new gadget. The resulting price is a rough approximation of what it costs Apple to build each iPhone, which can provide some idea of what Apple makes on the sale of each device to consumers. Read More

  • BlackBerry Bold margins appear to be huge


    According to iSuppli the BlackBerry Bold has a BOM of $169.41, which might lead you to believe that RIM’s margins for the device are huge when compared to the selling price here in the US. AT&T will be selling the device for $300 with a 2-year contract or for $550 without (I think). Best Buy has it up on their website now for $660 and CompUSA is selling it for $800. The most… Read More

  • Apple only spends $100 to build iPhone 3G?

    Says this guy, The raw cost of materials to build the iPhone 3G could be nearly half that of the original model, according to Portelligent Inc. (Austin) that conducted a teardown analysis of the first handset. The first phone had a bill of materials estimated at $170 at launch, but the iPhone 3G could have a BOM as low as $100 when it debuts July 11, said David Carey, president of Portelligent… Read More