Moto X’s ‘Made in America’ claim could cost $5 per phone

Moto X’s ‘Made in America’ claim could cost $5 per phone

Motorola is advertising the Moto X as the first smartphone ever assembled in the United States, and that comes at a cost. Analysts at market intelligence firm IHS estimate that the cost of domestic assembly might add a $4–$5 premium to the price of every smartphone. The company told AllThingsD that the phone costs roughly $221 to build based on a preliminary cost estimate, of which Motorola might be spending as much as $12 on manufacturing alone.

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Moto X’s ‘Made in America’ claim could cost $5 per phone

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