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iSuppli Estimate: iPhone 3G Costs About $173 to Manufacture

June 27, 2008

One of the challenges for manufacturers of consumer electronics products is how to minimize the cost of building a particular gadget, while maximizing profits. Cut too many corners, and there's the risk of losing potential customers. Spend too much on features people don't really care about, and it's likely the result will be unnecessary costs.


It appears that Apple has struck a pretty good balance between these two extremes in the new iPhone 3G.