Featured Articles

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

The day has finally come and it appears that most rumors were actually spot on as Apple has now officially unveiled…

More...
CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich just kicked off the IDF 2014 keynote and it started with a phone avatar, some Katy Perry…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:48

iPhone 5S, 5C BoM revealed

Written by Fudzilla staff

5C costs $173 to build

The new iPhones went on sale last week and it was only a matter of time before the tech pornographers over at Ifixit undressed them, offering a peek into Apple’s new toys.

Since neither phone is entirely new, the results aren’t very surprising. The innards resemble the iPhone 5, with a few new bits in the iPhone 5S. Now the beancounters over at IHS weighed in with their own Bill of Materials assessment, which reveals a couple of interesting facts.

The iPhone 5S actually ends up cheaper to produce than the old iPhone 5. According to AllThingsD, which got the IHS report ahead of time, the iPhone 5S 16GB has a BoM of $191, while the 64GB model has $210 worth of components. The cost of assembly is another $8.

The iPhone 5C on the other hand has a BoM of $173 to $183, and that’s including the $7 for assembly. Many were calling it a margin booster for Apple, but we’re not sure it is. With a $100 lower price tag and a $26 lower BoM, Apple appears to have a much fatter margin on the 5S. In addition, the iPhone 5C is a lower tier product, so the iPhone 5S should probably sell a lot more 32GB and 64GB models, boosting margins yet again.

“I would say that they’re almost the same phone, except that the 5s has the fingerprint sensor, the A7 processor and some newer memory chips that consume less power. Beyond that, they’re basically the same,” said IHS analyst Andrew Rassweiler.

The overhyped fingerprint sensor adds $7 to the cost of the iPhone 5S, while the A7 SoC costs about $19. The 5S also features faster LPDDR3 memory, while the 5C retains LPDDR2.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments