iPhone 3GS Costs $179 To Build (iSuppli)

iSupply has done an analysis of the iPhone 3GS and estimates that the bill of material and the assembly cost about $179 (iPhone 3GS 16GB). That doesn’t take into account other things like marketing, shipping and R&D.

The cost is very comparable to the iPhone 3G 8GB model that iSupply previously looked at , although one would believe that the component prices for that other model went down (a little) as well.

That’s the wonderful thing with electronics: it gets faster and better – or much cheaper, pressuring tech companies to go ever faster in a race against devaluation that ultimately benefit the end user. More details in the full post.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones. Read more about 3gs, Apple Inc, iPhone, iPhone 3GS and Smartphones.

Key SpecsiPhone 3GS
Display Diagonal3.5" (8.89 cm)
Max. Total Storage Capacity32 GB
Megapixels3.15 Megapixel
Complete product dataApple iPhone 3GS Full specs and details
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