An iPhone profit paradox

Comparing complexities of the iPhone's costs and its revenue raises questions as to who in the supply chain is benefiting most from Apple's product.

Last week I made an attempt to measure the iPhone’s manufacturing cost given new data points from the Foxconn field trip. The post generated a great amount of new knowledge and the feedback was very valuable.

The main value to me came from stepping back and looking at the entire cost and value structure for the iPhone. Putting costs into perspective is as valuable as knowing what they are.


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