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November 6, 2012

Breaking Down Manufacturing Cost :iPhone 4 vs iPhone 5

iPhone 5 may cost Apple $167.50 to build, says one estimate | Apple - CNET News: Apple could be shelling out $167.50 to make each 16GB iPhone 5.In comparison, the 16GB iPhone 4S costs Apple $132.50 to build

While the 16GB iPhone 4 has a price tag of only $112. Except for the battery and the NAND flash storage, every component costs more for the iPhone 5 than for the previous two models.

The cost to consumer of the iPhone 5 (with 16GB )stands at $199 and  the 32GB  sells for $299 and the 64GB sells at $399 

This is based on the  research  estimate data from UBM TechInsights. Looking at the entry-level iPhone 5, the firm broke down the potential cost of each of the various components.

  • The new 4-inch 1136x640 pixel display: $18
  • The touch screen and battery :$10
  • The A6 processor goes for $28,
  • The camera costs :
  • Built-in WiFi/Bluetooth/GPS : $4. 
  • Misc  Cost of manufacturing 

:Add in the cost of several other components, and you end up with a BOM (bill of materials) of $167.50.