AT&T paying Apple $325 per iPhone 3G?

According to one financial analyst, AT&T is paying Apple $325 in subsidies on each iPhone 3G.

Barron's Tech Trader Daily spotted a report from Oppenheimer's Yair Reiner that claims Apple will wind up getting just as much revenue from the subsidies as it did from the revenue-sharing agreement between Apple and AT&T that was in place before the introduction of the iPhone 3G last week. Reiner notes that this figure is far more than the typical $200 subsidy most carriers pay to reduce the price of other smartphones, and it's supplemented by a $100-per-new-subscriber bounty paid to Apple for each new AT&T customer that signs up in an Apple store.

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unbiased3825d ago

They are getting a 2 year contract with a phat rate plan! The cheapest plan for Iphone 3g is (69.99)X 24 months is $1656. and remember that the lowest plan possible and assuming that you never go over on anything!