Iphone 4 Case Study

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1-By checking your Email or browse your Facebook on your iPhone 4, imagine this components a hundred of parts designed by multitude of electronics to form this smartphone. First let’s give some information about company and industry overview. Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne on April 1976 to develop and sell personal computers. It is a multinational technological company in America, California. That known as designing, developing and sell electronics products like computer software. It also produces smartphones, iPad tablet …. etc. Steve Jobs announced the company’s industry-changing. “The first generation released iPhone on January 9, 2007, at the Macworld convention in San Francisco, the share price of Apple’s stock has more than doubled to a January 9, 2008, value of $179.40” (1). “This stock price incorporates all of Apple’s business, but a large part of the rise in value can be attributed to the launch of the cutting-edge iPhone, of which four million have already been sold through mid-January 2008” (2). Apple released iPhone 4 in September 2009. Of course any…show more content…
“The current model of iPhone 4s will set you back at least $649 if you purchase the 8GB version outright. The 16GB model will cost you $649 and the price goes up to $749 when you purchase the 32GB model”. “The 64GB model will set you back a staggering $849”. “So, if the materials cost roughly $188, and Dediu has calculated that an additional $93 is spent on manufacturing its smartphone, we reach a total of about $281 to manufacture an iPhone that retails at $649”. “This represents a profit for Apple of $368 per iPhone” (4). “Apple’s estimated $319 profit per phone is at least 20 times the cost of producing the iPhone”. In fact, because the labor cost is only part of Foxconn’s costs, which include energy, property, and its own profit, Apple’s profit per phone is more than 20 times the labor cost
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