iPhone 5s carries USD 199 BOM, manufacturing cost

Thursday 26 September 2013 | 07:29 CET | News
Apple's iPhone 5s features some advanced components that represent pioneering achievements for the smartphone market while maintaining a nearly identical cost compared to the iPhone 5. The low-end version of the iPhone 5s with 16 GB of NAND flash memory has a bill of materials (BOM) of USD 191, according to the preliminary results of a physical dissection of the device conducted by the Teardown Analysis Service at IHS. When the USD 8 manufacturing expense is added in, the cost rises to USD 199. The compares to a USD 197 total cost for the original iPhone 5, based on the completed IHS teardown

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