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Jeff Advanced Member

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#1 13 years ago

So it seems Apple is putting quite the markup on their little iphone.

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Portelligent estimates that the cost of the materials used in the iPhone add up to about $200 for the 4-gigabyte version, which sells for $499 and about $220 for the 8-gigabyte version, which sells for $599. Their estimate doesn't include costs of final assembly, but it does give some insight into the gross margin on the device.

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#2 13 years ago

Thats the industry for you.




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#3 13 years ago

Profit is not a dirty word, but goddamn.




chester742

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#4 13 years ago

i was just at the apple store yesterday and they had 6 of em' on display, there cool but they dont do anything i havent seen in other products




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#5 13 years ago
cokefizz3000;3775129Profit is not a dirty word, but goddamn.

not at all, but a +150% markup in a retail product is insane for anything electronic. Usually you only see that sort of markup with accessories such as cables not actual items such as this.


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#6 13 years ago

Well at least all the apple workers have nice cars now!




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#7 13 years ago
chester742i was just at the apple store yesterday and they had 6 of em' on display, there cool but they dont do anything i havent seen in other products

Maybe, but i haven't seen anything else so far that does it with the same amount of style and good looks as the iPhone does.

I've seen them in action, and i have to say i'm impressed. They just plain look great in action.

I seen about the price on G4 yesterday, its not surprising. Almost every manufacturer of anything does that.




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#8 13 years ago

Keep in mind that that figure doesn't include marketing, shipping, or labor costs.




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#9 13 years ago

The largest bulk of cost in any industry is materials. I know from experience that the average labor cost in the automotive industry is around 6-7% of total accounts payable. I can't imagine that the electronics industry (especially if they are produced in the far east) were much different than that. Shipping would be a fraction of a percent.