iSuppli Estimates iPhone 3G Parts At $176
According to iSuppli, the iPhone 3G’s parts probably cost a total of $173, a whole $73 more than analysts estimated earlier this month. While they don’t know exactly what parts are in the new device until they get their hands on one, they’ve taken their best guesses and constructed a virtual tear-down of the device. Full list after the break.
If they’re correct, then the iPhone 3G costs $50 less than the first-generation model. Of course, they could be wrong about some parts considering nobody actually has one of these devices to find out what’s inside, so they note that they could be wrong by about $50 or so.