Lumia 900 Costs More to Build Than the iPhone 4S

The Lumia 900 is a hell of a phone. Plus, it's cheap: just $100 regularly, and temporarily FREE while Nokia works out some software issues. But it's not for lack of quality parts: iSuppli crunched the numbers and determined it costs $217 to build and manufacture. That's more than the iPhone. » 4/11/12 6:14pm 4/11/12 6:14pm

Whoa: Amazon's $79 Kindle Costs $84 to Make

That jaw-dropping $79 price point on Amazon's new Kindle just got a little nuttier: It turns out the thing costs a $84.25 to manufacture, according to an exclusive report to Mainstreet by serial gear teardowner iSuppli. » 11/10/11 8:33am 11/10/11 8:33am

The iPhone 4S Costs $0.49 More to Build than the iPhone 4

The fellows at iSuppli have done what they do best, breaking down the material nitty gritty of the 4S to find how much its guts are worth. The answer? Slightly, slightly more than its predecessor, at $188. » 10/20/11 10:59am 10/20/11 10:59am

Maybe Apple's Thunderbolt Cable Is Worth $50 After All

It doesn't take long, does it? The same day Apple's new Thunderbolt cable hit retail shelves, iFixit took it apart to see what makes it tick. » 6/29/11 8:49pm 6/29/11 8:49pm

Latest iPod Nano's Materials Cost Just $43.73, Half What the First Nano…

Six generations on, and the cost of materials has decreased dramatically from the first-ever iPod Nano, which cost $89.97—for just 2GB. The 8GB version that came out recently has parts totaling $43.73. » 9/28/10 4:50am 9/28/10 4:50am

16GB iPhone 4 Parts Cost $187.51

The components that make up the 16GB iPhone 4 cost just under $188, according to iSuppli. For some perspective: that's more than Droid or the 3GS. Most of that added price seems to be built into that fancy retina display. » 6/28/10 10:50am 6/28/10 10:50am

The iPad Costs Apple As Little As $229.35 to Build

The $500 16GB, Wi-Fi only iPad costs Apple less than half that to build, according to a recent component breakdown from iSuppli. And for the 64GB 3G iPad, Apple clears nearly $500 in profit. Here's how it breaks down: » 2/10/10 12:41pm 2/10/10 12:41pm

Motorola Droid Parts Worth More Than iPhone 3GS or Nexus One's, At…

iSuppli has already revealed that the Nexus One parts cost $174.15 and the iPhone 3GS $178.96 (including manufacturing), but the Droid? Thanks to a recent teardown, we now know Motorola's more generous, with parts totaling $179.11. » 1/15/10 5:32am 1/15/10 5:32am

The PlayStation 3 Inches Back Towards Not Losing Sony Money

When first released, every PlayStation 3 lost Sony about $200. Then, they figured out how to cut costs and broke even for a while. Now, with the cheaper PS3 Slim, they're back to losing money, albeit a lot less money. » 12/11/09 1:26pm 12/11/09 1:26pm

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Desktop PC Sales Decline For the First Time Since 2001

The last decline in PC shipments was a 5.1 decrease back in 2001 due to the crazy dot com bubble, so it's not like PC sales decline regularly. That makes this 4% drop quite unusual. » 7/14/09 6:00pm 7/14/09 6:00pm

So Long Desktop PC, You Suck

Desktop PCs have been in decline for a decade, and countless people have said their piece about it. But new evidence suggests the desktop tower's death spiral is underway—and we're not too broken up about it. » 6/29/09 2:00pm 6/29/09 2:00pm

The Mac Mini's Power Adapter Costs Apple More Than Its RAM

It's by no means the most timely report, but apparently Apple actually has a less profitable margin on the Mac Mini than much of their other hardware, according to iSuppli, as the base Mac Mini ($599) costs $387.14 to build. » 6/26/09 10:20am 6/26/09 10:20am

iSuppli: The iPhone 3GS Costs $178.96 To Build; $4 More Than Previous…

iSuppli's latest teardown has revealed that the BOM and manufacturing cost of the iPhone 3GS comes to $178.96. That's a little over $4 more than the previous iPhone at release last year and about $8 more than the Palm Pre. » 6/24/09 12:26pm 6/24/09 12:26pm

Vizio #1 In Recession TV Sales: 2 Inches More, $200 Less

The first quarter of this year wasn't a good time to be in the business of selling anything, but iSuppli reports that price leader Vizio beat out its higher-quality competition with cheaper Walmart sets. » 5/07/09 8:00pm 5/07/09 8:00pm

iSuppli: Palm Pre Costs $138 to Build; Less Than iPhone, G1 (Updated)

iSuppli has issued a formal estimate for the build cost of the Palm Pre, pegging it at $138. This undercuts the iPhone, at $174, and even the G1, at a modest $144. Why so cheap? UPDATED » 4/29/09 9:30am 4/29/09 9:30am

iSuppli: The Kindle 2 Costs $185.49 to Build

According to an iSuppli teardown, the Kindle 2 costs $185 to build—or about half the device's $360 sticker price. That's $176.83 in parts, $8.66 in construction costs. Here's the major component breakdown: » 4/22/09 8:33am 4/22/09 8:33am

New Shuffle Costs Apple $21.77 to Build

According to a new teardown report by iSuppli, the $79, third generation iPod shuffle costs Apple a total of $21.77 to build and box. Here's the cost per component: » 4/13/09 10:00am 4/13/09 10:00am

PS3 Cheaper Than Ever to Make, Sony Still Losing Money on Every One

Making a PS3 today costs Sony less than half of what it did at launch—$445, down from $840. And Sony, wouldn't you know, still loses a bucketful of money on every system. » 12/23/08 2:30pm 12/23/08 2:30pm

T-Mobile G1's Build Price Is Just $143.89 Says iSuppli

T-mobile's G1 has been given the teardown » 11/11/08 12:45pm 11/11/08 12:45pm treatment again by the guys at iSuppli, and their official estimate of its materials price is $143.89. The most costly part inside is the dual-ARM processor baseband at $28.49, followed by the display at $19.67 and the 3-megapixel cam at $12.13. Obviously this doesn't include…