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At $207, it costs Apple just $20 more to build a 16GB iPhone 5 compared to the iPhone 4S

0. phoneArena 19 Sep 2012, 02:34 posted on

Assuming $649 ASP for the iPhone 5, we get at around $270 total cost per iPhone, which still leaves Apple with about 140% profit per unit, and we are talking about the least expensive 16GB version here - on the 32GB and especially the 64GB units Apple makes much more. Well, it is not exactly cocaine profit margins, but still remains the most profitable piece of electronics in history...

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posted on 19 Sep 2012, 02:38 11

1. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


High profits!!! Apple is very good at what they do!!!

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 03:29 14

6. doejon (Posts: 360; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


no.., apple is good in fooling isheeps ahm.. sorry i mean people ;-)

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 05:31 7

8. doejon (Posts: 360; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


this will be the first fragmentation of apple :-)

remember what tim said:
“One thing is that we’re not fragmented. Look at the percentage of users who upgraded to iOS 5. We have one App Store. We have one phone with one screen size, one resolution. So it’s pretty simple if you’re a developer.”

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 08:49 1

13. jimjam (Posts: 245; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


Good at charging high mark ups.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 02:47 6

2. phil2n (Posts: 476; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


yup.. they are very good in profits.. nevermind about their product.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 02:52 4

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


Can you please take my money Apple?

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 03:04 2

4. jshan (Posts: 199; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


If you want buy an apple iPhone .. Then of caurse they have to take your money .. If you won't buy don't warry they would not take up your money !!!! ( don't warry on that ) the bottom line is they aren't taking money from anybody .. They just selling products and if u wanna buy they do the business that's all.. Simple like nothing !! ( and we call it as a deal )

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 03:13

5. Charlie_Appletree (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


are you a retard?

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 05:50

9. jshan (Posts: 199; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


Sorry ?? I won't BOTHER u man !! :)

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 08:39

12. -box- (Posts: 3876; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


@charlie: Not everyone here natively speaks English, and not everyone has a college degree in English either. Also, asking if someone is "a retart" is highly insensitive, and those that would be answering the question in the positive are likely unable to do so or would not be aware of that terminology for their condition/existence.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 03:31 13

7. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Woow the price difference between makin cost of 16GB iPhone 5 and 64 GB iPhone 5 is only 31$, but the difference in their selling price is 200$. Apple really knows how to rob it's customers............

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 05:55

10. jshan (Posts: 199; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


U can't call it as "ROB" cz they aren't stealing anything, they are just pricing their products in the way they want to... And people's who needs that demand and quality ,they gonna buy it on their own favors... No one stealing by any one //// BUT ANDROID ... ????

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 08:35 3

11. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


wow... this is really expensive!! oh well it is apple for crying out loud!

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 12:04

14. DonkeySauce (Posts: 160; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


And people complain about having to pay $199.99 for them. I always explain to customers that we loose money on every phone I sell them, but they never believe me. They always say something like "That phone couldn't cost that much. It can't cost more than 50 bucks to make" etc etc etc.......

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 14:32 1

15. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


Of course they don't have to pay much more. The iPhone is the same as it was last year, and the year before. No suprises.

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