Late last month iSuppli, the authority on gadget teardowns, released a guess that the 8GB iPhone 3G cost $173 to manufacture-only a hair away from the figure of $174.33 they have arrived at as their official take. This figure does not include additional costs like software development, shipping and distribution, packaging and miscellaneous accessories included with each phone. However, it does represent nearly a $52 drop over the cost of the original 8GB iPhone. [iSuppli]
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