When compared with iPhone 4S, we can see that there are many advancements in the new iPhone that are making it magnificent. But with the increase in the newness of the product the price also increases and makes it of more worth. Hence the improved features for iPhone 5 caused an increase in price and we have got the cost of parts of 16GB iPhone 5. Here are the details.
As per the analysis made by the TechInsights, it has been reported that the bill of materials for the entry-level 16GB iPhone 5 has been estimated at just $167.50. While, if we have a look on the cost of entry-level iPhone 4S 16GB, then we got to know that it cost only $132. Thus we can say that the new features to which we are being introduced in iPhone 5, when compared to iPhone 4S, caused an increase of $32.
Among these changes the most prominent ones are the enlarged retina display, A6 processor, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS chip and 4G LTE modem and only the 4G LTE costs $25 on a piece. This modem from Qualcomm, comes with both voice and data onto a single chip. This helps in cutting down the iPhone’s thickness and energy consumption while creating more space for other components.
Here are the complete details of the prices of the components of iPhone 5,
Though these details gives us an idea about the prices of the components of the new iPhone but these are to fully certain, as the device will to be dissected to for the analysis of each part.