iPhone Cost Breakdown

By Butterboom Writers  /  December 28, 2007

What the US early adopters are going to pay on Friday.

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON BUTTERBOOM: June 27, 2007

Many readers have emailed us asking why we post iPhone news when it won’t come out till 2008 in Hong Kong. Well, truth be told we just love what we’ve seen so far and we have left alot of news out and just cherry picking the more interesting stuff. Like this – the breakdown of what Americans will pay to buy an iPhone and subscription when it’s released this Friday:

Choosing the entry-level iPhone (assuming no rebate) and the lowest possible price for a two-year contract, this is what we get:

iPhone (4 GB model):
US$499.00 plus tax

AT&T voice 450 minutes/mos.:
US$879.36

AT&T data:
US$839.76

TOTAL (2 years): US$2,218.12 plus tax

That’s not counting Apple’s Bluetooth headset (reported cost: US$129) or any protective covering you might buy to keep from scratching the glass screen.

I have a feeling that there will be a big change by the time it comes to Hong Kong (specifically a 3G version) read the rest of the article here to see what else you might be in for in 2008.

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