Recent research from iSuppli shows that even though the iPhone 4S is more expensive than the Lumia 900, Apple actually pays less per part than Nokia does. The biggest individual price difference is between displays; Apple pays for theirs, Nokia pays . All told, Apple pays 0 in parts, while Nokia pays 9, which leads to Nokia making a 1 margin per device, and Apple making 9.
To be fair, Apple has some pretty great agreements in place with manufacturers thanks in no small part to the massive scale at which they place orders, plus the Lumia 900 has a bigger scre…
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iPhone 4S part costs breakdown compared to Nokia Lumia 900 illustrate Apple’s insane margins
Simon Sage – tipb.com