“Driven by the new A6 processor, LTE 4G high-speed modem and Retina display with in-cell touch technology, the new iPhone 5 is estimated to cost Apple $167.50 in materials alone for the entry-level 16-gigabyte model,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.
“The numbers, published on Friday by UBM TechInsights, peg the cost of the new A6 chip at $28, making it the most expensive component in the new iPhone 5,” Oliver reports. “The new, larger 4-inch display was valued at $18, plus another $7.50 for the touchscreen and cover glass.”
Oliver reports, “The new 4G LTE modem from Qualcomm is also one of the most expensive components of the device, estimated to cost $25 by UBS.”
Check out the full materials cost breakdown in the full article here.