Verizon iPhone may cost 30 more to manufacture

first_imgLater today Verizon is holding an event in New York where we expect to hear details of a CDMA iPhone launch. But while consumers may be looking forward to leaving AT&T, or using existing Verizon data plans, the phone itself may come at an extra cost.According to J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz, the cost of the CDMA components for the Verizon iPhone is more expensive and could see the manufacturing price jump $30 compared to the current UMTS-equipped iPhone 4. That cost would inevitably be pushed on to the consumer directly or the network operator who would factor it into contract pricing.Anyone frustrated by the poor coverage AT&T gives to certain areas of the U.S. probably won’t care and will happily pay another $30 for a reliable connection. AT&T on the other hand may jump on this fact and use it in any iPhone marketing campaigns it has planned over the coming months.Read more at AppleInsiderlast_img read more