Apple's new iPhone 5 is being dissected by an industry looking to explore just how much it costs the tech giant to produce its 6th generation iOS-powered smartphone.
UBM TechInsights reports Friday that the iPhone 5 (entry level 16GB model) costs Apple $168. The most expensive components are those most visible to us given the new or tweaked features promoted at Wednesday's media kickoff.
As we all know, the new iPhone 5 represents a significant redesign, at least with regard to the longer body of the handset. The iPhone 5 is the first of the iPhone line to move away from the traditional 3.5 inch screen.
The latest iPhone now features a 4 inch Retina display with a resolution of 1136 x 640 and 326 pixels per square inch (ppi). Apple has also used this iteration of the iPhone to introduce their latest processor, the much anticipated quad-core CPU and quad-core GPU A6 processor.