For anyone wondering: Yes, Apple will be able to turn a profit on the iPhone 5. The EETimes reports that TechInsights’ priliminary estimate of the 16GB iPhone 5′s bill of materials totals $167.50, more than previous models but still significantly less than its $649 retail price. Among other things, TechInsights found that Apple’s A6 processor costs $28 (versus $21 for the A5 chip), its four-inch display costs $18 (the old 3.5-inch display cost $15) and its LTE modem costs $25 (its previous Qualcomm 3G modem cost $14). Overall, the bill of materials for the iPhone 4S cost $132.50, or $35 less than the iPhone 5. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.
iPhone 5 bill of materials estimated at $167.50, $35 more than the iPhone 4S
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).