Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 03:54 PM | Posted by kazouz
Research firm iSuppli has conducted a teardown analysis on Apple’s new 16GB iPhone 3GS and estimates the cost of production at just under $179.
The analysis reveals a bill of materials of $172.46 and manufacturing costs of $6.50 per device, bringing the total cost to $178.96. This is slightly higher than the total cost of $174.33 for the 8 GB iPhone 3G based on July 2008 pricing.
These cost estimates do not include software, research and development, and such expenses. As such, Apple’s real costs are higher than the figures cited in this study.
Below is a table containing all iPhone 3GS parts and costs provided by iSuppli.