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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...
09-14-2012, 09:58 AM #1
Entry Level iPhone 5 Costs Apple $168
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.
09-14-2012, 10:13 AM #2
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09-14-2012, 10:17 AM #3
I bet all the R&D and building, the production lines, production overhead, and human resources cost a crap-ton more than that!
09-14-2012, 10:35 AM #4
09-14-2012, 10:41 AM #5
Why do off contract phones cost so much if that's all they cost apple?
09-14-2012, 10:50 AM #6
09-14-2012, 10:52 AM #7
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The 5 has a smaller, albeit the difference is possibly negligible, battery than the 4S?
I hope it runs a lot more efficient to compensate!
Also, got my preorder in within the first 7 minutes. Looking forward to the first wave of shipments!
09-14-2012, 11:41 AM #8
I want to build my own iPhone. How cool would that be!
09-14-2012, 11:55 AM #9
Bear in mind the costs of research and development, the wages etc of all the staff at Apple that design the final product.
This breakdown only covers the hardware production costs of materials etc.
09-14-2012, 12:13 PM #10
09-14-2012, 12:28 PM #11
I thought the iPhone 5 battery was 1430mAh?
09-14-2012, 12:44 PM #12
I'm happy to see 1GB SDRAM!
09-14-2012, 01:22 PM #13
I find this funny cause when I made the switch last year from droid to iP4s, I looked up the cost of making the 4s and it was $167.
09-14-2012, 01:56 PM #14
I bet all the legal costs of fighting Samsung, Motorola etc. are a significant part of the real price of the iPhones
09-14-2012, 04:09 PM #15
Not to mention... Shipping/logistics, PR/advertising, iOS development costs. The list is long and could be broken down to a per-device cost. R&D, electricity, equipment, and labor were already mentioned, I think.
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09-14-2012, 06:41 PM #19
I absolutely hate articles like this because they are so misleading. Engineers and programmers don't come cheap and Apple employes an army of them. That's where a lot of the costs are.
Of course, an article like this is meant to throw the trolls some red meat. Yeah yeah, I know I know.....I fell for it too.
09-14-2012, 09:33 PM #20
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