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iPhone 5 costs just $167.50 according to preliminary material cost estimates

iPhone 5 16GB model costs just $167.50 in parts

By Anthony Garreffa on Sep 15, 2012 10:28 pm CDT - 0 mins, 44 secs reading time

TechInsights, an analyst firm, have pushed out an estimate on the material costs of Apple's recently-announced iPhone 5. The 16GB model has a total estimated cost price of just $167.50 - just $35 more than the iPhone 4S' cost price.

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The most expensive part of the iPhone 5 is the A6 processor, coming in at $28, compared to the cost of the A5 chip in the iPhone 4S. It's also worth noting that the iPhone 5 sports a 1400 mAh battery compared to its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, which features a 1420 mAh battery. This will mean that the A6 processor, and/or its iOS 6 is going to need to be very efficient to give the iPhone 5 more battery life than its predecessor.

Remember, as always, these costs are just pure hardware costs. It doesn't include research and development, various investments in hardware and software, assembly, packaging, shipping, or any other related costs.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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