“Here’s a neat trick. In a report to clients Wednesday, Susquehanna Financial’s Jeffrey Fidacaro published an estimate of how much Apple is spending to build a device that hasn’t been announced, never mind shipped,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Forbes.
MacDailyNews Take: Now we’ve seen it all.
Elmer-DeWitt continues, “Vaporware issues aside, it’s not that big a stretch, thanks to the teardown experts at iSuppli who pegged the bill of materials for a 16GB iPhone 3GS at $180.”
MacDailyNews Take: No, Phil, it’s a huge stretch. Sheesh.
Elmer-DeWitt continues, “Using that a starting point, Fidacaro threw in the extra cost of a larger screen, bigger battery etc. and came out with a total of $347.23, as detailed in the schedule below the fold.”
Full article, with the ludicrous individual component cost breakdown, here.
MacDailyNews Take: The problem with some people today is that they have no G.D. patience. Relax. Anticipate Responsibly™. There’s no need to get silly.