The parts for the iPhone 5 only cost Apple $167.50, according to new estimates. The estimate makes puts the iPhone 5 parts price tag about $36 more than iPhone 4S parts were.
UBM Techinsights released their estimates on how much each iPhone 5 part costs this morning and as usual, it’s shockingly cheap. The $36 cost difference between the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S is attributed to the larger Retina screen, 4G LTE chip, new A6 chip, and the new sensors and mics.
Here’s a chart with the full price breakdown of each component:
Keep in mind that even though the parts for the iPhone 5 only cost $167.50, the actual cost Apple has invested into each iPhone 5 is much higher because the price of parts does not reflect all the manufacturing, assembly, R&D, tooling, shipping, marketing, design, and a million of other costs that go into making the iPhone 5.
Source: UBM Techinsights.