Following our report yesterday that sales of Apple's iPhone reached an estimated $240-million over its launch weekend comes the news that Job's Mob is making a hefty 56% profit on the top-of-the-range $599 8Gb model.

Computerworld says that market research company iSuppli has calculated the bill of materials and manufacturing costs of the 8Gb iPhone at $263.83, meaning that $333 goes straight into Apple's coffers.
Of course, the article says, iSuppli is basing its pricing solely on component costs and estimated build costs. It hasn't considered the amount of money the company may have spent on R&D and marketing.
Much more detail on the component costs at www.computerworld.com .