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Just How Much Does an iPhone Cost?

By June 25, 2008

Interested in the new 3G iPhone from Apple? If so, you can expect to shell out $199 for an 8GB model. But while an iPhone 3G may cost less than the first-generation iPhone, the overall price of the iPhone 3G will be much higher in the long run.


The service plans that AT&T is offering for the iPhone 3G are more expensive. How much more can you expect to spend? Find out by reading The True Price of the iPhone 3G.

Now that you know how much an iPhone 3G will cost you, have you ever wondered how much that phone cost Apple to manufacture? $173, according to iSuppli, a technology research company. That figure is based on an analysis of the costs of the various iPhone components, including the display, semiconductor, and camera.

Don't think that Apple is only making $26 off each iPhone it sells, though: AT&T is actually paying Apple as much as $325 for each iPhone sold, according to an analyst with Oppenheimer & Co. Paying that subsidy is worth it for AT&T, as the company gains new customers--ones who pay AT&T for the voice and data service on their iPhone each month.

Photo courtesy of Apple

August 23, 2008 at 4:44 am
(1) dallon says:

how much it cost for a 16GB iphone?

August 27, 2008 at 2:01 pm
(2) smartphones says:

Hi, dallon: AT&T and Apple charge $299 for a 16GB iPhone. You can find more information on AT&T’s site.

October 26, 2008 at 12:06 pm
(3) brianna says:

will it be in all the local cell stores like verizon and attel?

November 11, 2008 at 7:54 pm
(4) missy says:

Can it be used as a Verizon phone or it can only be a AT&T phone.

November 15, 2008 at 2:14 pm
(5) Lee says:

The iPhone is exclusive to AT&T only.

November 23, 2008 at 3:34 pm
(6) maureen says:

Does anyone know about a tmobile compatible cell phone with a full qwerty keyboard for texting only – I do not want to pay for internet service monthy?

November 28, 2008 at 6:55 pm
(7) Bok-Bok says:

Can i get it for a chearper price please
How bout free

December 3, 2008 at 1:33 am
(8) dani says:

Does T-mobile sell iPhones? I heard that they do, I’m just not sure about it.

December 15, 2008 at 7:53 pm
(9) corey says:

You can only buy the iPhone at AT&T stores and maybe apple I’m not sure. T-Mobile does not sell the iPhone. If you Unlock AKA Jailbreak the iPhone it becomes compatible with T-Mobile sim cards. and a phone with a full qwerty keyboard is a sidekick which i do not recommend. at first theyre great later on youll get extremely sick of them. they do sell the black jack or blackberry i think it is im not sure something along those lines

January 19, 2009 at 4:16 pm
(10) danielle says:

Are you people serious? Have you SEEN an iphone commercial for other carriers? it’s pretty clear in ALL the ads that the service is through AT&T

February 6, 2009 at 8:13 pm
(11) angela says:

how much will a 3G iphone cost?

February 25, 2009 at 8:58 pm
(12) alex says:

this is the best in t-moible

February 26, 2009 at 7:51 pm
(13) Fred says:

im from Malaysia (Asia) can i get the iphone 3g without overcharged processing fee and tax?
who do i contact to get that iphone?

March 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm
(14) nolan says:

how it is for a 32GB

March 22, 2009 at 9:59 pm
(15) Hotmoon says:

I really want an iphone. But it’s going to cost me so stinking much.

March 27, 2009 at 12:24 pm
(16) Courtnie says:

hey how much does the 3GB i phone cost because i only gettin $245.00 for my graducaing gift, and i really want to know

April 19, 2009 at 6:31 pm
(17) Alesio says:

How much is the cheapest iphone?

April 28, 2009 at 7:02 pm
(18) Moriah says:

does a iphone only only come on a plan for AT&T?? Or is there other plans like cellcom for instants??

April 30, 2009 at 4:16 pm
(19) Poop head says:

How bout’ Verizon?

May 2, 2009 at 8:29 am
(20) CHRIS says:

Brand new Mobile phone Plasma tv , Laptop game at cheap price comes with complete accessories with one year international warranty.

Email address : mediapoints_21@live.com

Samsung Omnia 16GB—–$400
Samsung Omnia 8GB——$350
Samsung Instinct sprint—-$300

Nokia N97 32gb——-$500usd
Nokia N96 16gb——$450
Nokia N95 8gb——-$350

Apple iphone 3G 16GB —–$350
Apple iphone 3g 8gb——–$300

HTC P6500 Sirius Pocket PC Smartphone–$400
HTC Touch Diamond P3700 –$300
HTC Touch PRO EU—-$300

Apple ipod itouch 32GB——–$300
Apple ipod itouch 16GB——–$250

Sony Ericsson C905——–$270


Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 SPECS:

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 1700
Dimensions 110 x 53 x 16.7 mm
Display Type TFT touchscreen, 65K colors
GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
Camera 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels
Size 800 x 480 pixels, 3 inches
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- Optical joystick navigation
Card slot microSD (TransFlash)
- 400 MB internal memory
- 128MB RAM, 256MB storage memory
- Qualcomm MSM7200 528MHz processor
Battery Standard battery, Li-Po, 1500 mAh


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May 2, 2009 at 2:31 pm
(21) Bryanah says:

i got a $100.00 bucks and i still want one so frekin bad dang

May 18, 2009 at 8:31 pm
(22) Jamey says:

Does it come with unlimeted talk and text

May 24, 2009 at 2:41 pm
(23) sam says:

I only have 26.00 and im a little kid still in 4th grade and i watch icarly and in the show carly has an iphone and so does my dad so im trying to save my money for it and does any one know how much the plan cost for it and the plan im going for is unlimted for every thing

May 24, 2009 at 2:41 pm
(24) sam says:

I only have 26.00 and im a little kid still in 4th grade and i watch icarly and in the show carly has an iphone and so does my dad so im trying to save my money for it and does any one know how much the plan cost for it and the plan im going for is unlimted for every thing

June 12, 2009 at 12:50 pm
(25) Selena says:

How much would it cost an Iphone 3Gs just the actual phone-not line included. I want to send it back to my country to my brother.

June 25, 2009 at 3:22 pm
(26) mar mar says:

if i was i america how much will cost

June 30, 2009 at 8:20 pm
(27) bobesponja says:

omg!!!!!!!why don’t they make it cheap cause people are poor in brasil!!

July 10, 2009 at 12:47 am
(28) isaac says:

how much for a 10 gb

August 2, 2009 at 7:24 am
(29) nabil says:

How much does an I phone mini cost ?

August 5, 2009 at 3:09 pm
(30) devyn says:

how much would an iphone3gs cost every month? my uncle has one and he pays 80dollars a month just to have the fone is it more with the new iphone?

August 5, 2009 at 11:58 pm
(31) Joe says:

Why would you pay for an iPhone when there is like a billion places you can get one for free? Here’s three for you. http://www.tinyurl.com/freeiphone3ways

October 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm
(32) marina says:

where could i get an i phone

October 31, 2009 at 6:18 pm
(33) Naomi says:

Where can you get it

November 6, 2009 at 1:00 pm
(34) Drearmlault says:

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November 18, 2009 at 2:35 pm
(35) theresa says:

how much is a iphone selling for these days

November 27, 2009 at 5:24 pm
(36) Hanna says:

i just want an i phone, i dont want music on it. which one should i buy and how much does it cosy? also how much does it cost per month including the internet and a few neat apps on it?

November 30, 2009 at 8:44 am
(37) gmoney says:

u people are ridiculous begging

December 18, 2009 at 9:28 am
(38) hunter says:

Acculy Verizon Wireless and At&t are now becoming a combined network. therefore the iphone will infact cost more to own. current bill for iphone 3g for the unlimited plan is 95.00 plus tax and the unlimited plan comes with unlimted internet access unlimited sms (Texting) and i think like 450 minutes. thanks =]

January 21, 2010 at 7:36 pm
(39) gabby says:

i was wondering how much is the least expencive iphone is out right – i’ve been really wanting a new phone since i lost my good one – now i have a really old one!

April 1, 2010 at 1:19 pm
(40) Beanke says:

da iphone cost alot of money and u have to work hard to get it if u want it dat bad

April 2, 2010 at 5:59 pm
(41) kg says:

how much does an iphone cost???, the real price???=)

April 30, 2010 at 4:29 pm
(42) lilly says:

good xxxxxxxxx <3

May 26, 2010 at 9:11 am
(43) Lisa says:

i can’t belive how much thay cost it’z like over $1000 but thay say its $365 or somethin like tat see yer soon people. thankz for reading thiz coment!!!!!!

June 17, 2010 at 6:01 am
(44) andy says:

what is the cheapest i phone but i don’t want the 3g one
and what is the difference between the 3g one and the normal one

June 25, 2010 at 6:05 pm
(45) makayla says:

where do u get the iphone

June 30, 2010 at 11:33 am
(46) Josh says:

I heard verizons getting it in January!!!

October 2, 2010 at 12:19 am
(47) fay says:

how much would a 8g cost?

October 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm
(48) jessica says:

how many gigs can a iphone hold and do u still have music on a iphone ????

February 21, 2011 at 7:51 pm
(49) Taylor says:

How much is it realy because at my phone store it
costs $300.00!

May 31, 2011 at 2:11 pm
(50) Catelynn says:

A iphone 16gb is like $200

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