back to article iPhone 4 parts cost $188 says pre-hyped report

Having taken a brand new 16GB iPhone 4 to bits, market watcher iSuppli reckons all the component parts together cost fiddly-small-change less than $188 (£125). Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the most expensive single item is the - rather nice, we have to say - $29 (£19) 3.5in, 960 x 480 display. Next comes the A4 processor, which …

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Less is more?

"that the parts price doesn't factor in the cost of putting the bits together, developing the software, boxing it all up and sending it to far flung corners of the globe, and taking out expensive ads to persuade us all to buy one."

Too bad there isn't an unbundled hardware only version. It would sell itself, no need for software or expensive ads.

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(tune ov volga boatman)

Put the chip here,

Oh, put the chip here.

If you flunk Q C then

We will kill your dog.

(repeat for 10 hours)

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Volume?

So how many have been sold till date? Any ideas?

Tell me when its £ 99.99 in walmart.

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WTF?

huh?

united states of great britain?

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Company makes profit, shocking!!!!

Other news, a CD only costs pence to make yet sells for £7-10 pounds.

So the recording artist, record label, recording studio and duplicator are supposed to work for free?

Back to the iPhone, Apple pay designers, software developers and many more employees. Plus the person selling the device needs to make a profit too.

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WTF?

Apples outgoings...

Ah yes they must be huge indeed...

I mean, how else would they have $50billion of cash under the Jobsian mattress?

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company makes profit

If they've already made their profit from you, and you accidentally break the screen, I'm sure they'll only charge you a little over the $29 to replace said screen?

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yes

yes, if you make it yourself after getting the materials from your glass factory

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Big Brother

Awsome Tune!

"The Volga Boat Song".. beware... very powerful stuff!

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R&D Costs

Considering all the problems with the iPhone 4 on the street, Apple can't have invested too much in R&D this time around.

Steve Ives has maybe a little too much freedom...form over function appears to be getting slightly out of hand.

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