How much AT&T is paying for its subsidy on the Apple iPhone 3G?

iPhoneJobs Oppenheimer analyst Yair Reimer says the operator is paying $325 per unit and another $100 per subscriber that signs up for service at Apple stores.  Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster estimates that Apple will receive an average of $466 per iPhone and Bernstein Research’s Toni Sacconaghi says  he thinks carriers will pay between $350 to $700 to Apple for each 3G iPhone.

AT&T and Apple are remaining quiet on the specific details but AT&T has said that its deal with Apple would impact the company’s bottom line in the short term. However, the carrier expects to reap benefits in the long-term by attracting more data-heavy users.

InformationWeek: AT&T Paying High Price For iPhone 3G.

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2 Comments on “How much AT&T is paying for its subsidy on the Apple iPhone 3G?”

  1. packetdata Says:

    New 3G IPhone Costs $173 to Make.
    iSuppli estimates the new 3G iPhone will cost just $173 to manufacture, which is significantly lower than rivals such as HTC’s Touch Diamond (priced at $785) and Nokia’s N96 (priced at $855).

    iSuppli says that the most expensive component on the 3G iPhone is the 8 gigabytes of NAND flash memory storage, which the firm estimates costs $22.80. The second pricey element is the touchscreen, which costs about $20. In all, the chips and handset components add up to $164. iSuppli tacks on another $9 for assembly for a total of $173.


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