How much is Really Apple iPhone 3GS

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Producing all kinds of iPod, Xbox and other Masthead product to market, manufacturers have been slow to report the cost of their goods. Sometimes, companies underestimate the value of the goods, assuming othvatit additional piece of our funds with you to accompany the goods and services, for example, manufacturers of gaming prefixes are counting on the proceeds from the sale of video games. Similarly, as Apple is to get profit for all time the existence of the product.

Marketing company iSuppli tried to calculate the cost of some popular products, investigating the price of the components at the time of sale devices. In the list below on some goods masthead.

Apple iPhone 3GS

Release Date: June 19, 2009
Retail price: from $ 199
Cost components: $ 179.16

Usually, the price of components falls to the next generation of devices. Thus, the price of the iPhone 3G, submitted in July 2008, was at 53 dollars less than the first iPhone in 2007. But the price of the iPhone 3GS increased by $ 5, compared with the previous model, because no such rapid drop in the price of memory. iPhone 3GS produced from 16 and 32 GB of memory, masthead model is iPhone 3G in 2008 complete with 16GB of memory. In addition, the new model is equipped with more expensive 3 MP camera and chip Samsung has become a cost per dollar of the price - $ 14.46.

Palm Pre

Date: June 6, 2009
Retail price: $ 199
Cost components: $ 137.83

Palm Pre, working on a new operating system, WebOS, has some similarities with the line of smartphones Treo, manufactured by the previous years, as well as the iPhone, equipped with multisensornym display, the price of which is a quarter the price of all equipment - $ 39.51. Add $ 15.96 for the flash memory, $ 12.39 for the 3 MP camera, already get half the value of a smartphone.

Amazon Kindle 2

Date: February 9, 2009
Retail price: $ 359
Cost components: $ 185.49

The second model of the electronic book from Amazon turned out to be slightly thinner than the predecessor, and with a pleasant design. The main value of the product sets the display for $ 60 from E Ink Corp., Further radiomodul by Novatel Wireless - $ 39.50, processor Freescale Semiconductor - $ 8.64, the memory of Samsung - $ 6.10, the shell - $ 4.45, battery pack - $ 7.50.

Research In Motion BlackBerry Storm

Date: November 21, 2008
Retail price: $ 249
Cost components: $ 202.89

Model communicator company Research In Motion - BlackBerry Storm has a unique touch screen, which in many ways superior to the screen iPhone. However, very expensive component of the device is not a screen, a Qualcomm radio chip, which is the price - $ 35.

Apple iPod Touch (First Generation)

Date: September 2007
Retail price: $ 299 (8GB), $ 399 (16GB)
Cost components: $ 147 (8GB), $ 179 (16GB)

It is felt that the first model of iPod Touch in 2007, is the same iPhone, only without the phone features. With the same filling as the phone, the player get thinner and twice as much memory - 16 GB.

Microsoft Xbox 360

Date: On 22 November 2005,
Retail price: $ 399
Cost components: $ 470

As we can see, Microsoft was willing to incur some losses on the sale of the second version of its console with the intention to recover the losses from the sale of video games.

Toshiba HD-A1 HD-DVD Player

Date: March 2006
Retail price: $ 499
Cost components: $ 700

Toshiba deliberately underestimated the cost of its first HD / DVD-player, hoping to win in the struggle for leadership in sales of new models of DVD-players.

Apple iMac, 17 "

Date: 10 January 2006
Retail price: $ 1 299
Cost components: $ 898

Even the use of very fast and expensive at the time, Intel Core Duo processor for $ 265 did not prevent Apple to receive a stable profit from the sale of 17-inch model of iMac. At this time, the workstations are already available with displays at 20 and 24 inches.

Sony PlayStation 3

Date: 17 November 2006
Retail price: $ 599 (60Gb), $ 499 (20GB)
Cost components: $ 840 (60Gb), $ 805 (20GB)