I was just reading an article over on The New York Times about the amount of money Apple makes in licensing fees from AT&T over the 2 year contract term for each iPhone activated. It is estimated that

Apple gets about $18 per month, or $432 over the life of an iPhone activation contract.

I know a lot of BlackBerry users complain about the additional BlackBerry services charges they pay. At least, however, you are paying for an actual service. Don’t forget all of your BlackBerry data travels through RIM’s data center.

That $18 per month, on the other hand, that you are paying on your iPhone I guess is so you can have that pretty Apple logo on it.

It must be nice to be Steve Jobs…