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How Much Does Apple Profit from the iPhone 4S?

Updated on October 23, 2011

There is a good reason why Apple is the 2nd most profitable US company in the world. Like any business, they keep their part & labor costs low. The iPhone 4S looks like the iPhone, but the inside is different. Below is the cost of the parts for the Apple iPone 4S 16GB:

  • Display $37
  • Memory $28
  • Wireless chip $23
  • Camera $18
  • CPU $15
  • Other mechanicals $33
  • Labor $8

The total cost to make it amounts $196. For a 32GB-$207, for a 64GB-$245. The cost to the average wholesaler is $649, $749, and $849!

At retail, most phone carriers will sell the 16GB for $200 and cover the $450 themselves for a 2-year contract, which means, over two years you will pay at least that to the phone carrier for services. Now get this, if you buy with a two year contract, you pay $200, Even at only $50 a month for 24 months, the final cost of that phone will be $1200 for the carrier service + $200 the initial payment you made = $1400!!!

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    • Phil The Gain profile image

      Phil The Gain 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Of course they are going to make tons of money.

    • Zion Delhi profile image

      Zion Delhi 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

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