Has anyone mentioned a patent number?
Posted Sep 5, 2006 16:36 UTC (Tue) by dmarti
In reply to: Has anyone mentioned a patent number?
Parent article: SanDisk faces MP3 licence dispute (BBC)
mp3licensing.com has a list of patents as well as a price list. A decode-only license for MP3 costs US$0.75 per unit.
Total cost of the parts in an iPod Nano one year ago: $90.
Yes, the parts prices are coming down and the MP3 license is not, but does using an unlicensed MP3 implementation really save them that much?
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