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iPhone 5 Estimated to Cost $167.50 to Build

by Todd Haselton | September 14, 2012September 14, 2012 10:30 am PST

If you ordered an iPhone 5 last night you probably spent $199 for the 16GB model. So just how much does it cost Apple to actually build the device? About $167.50, according to TechInsights. The company’s research found that the display costs $18, the camera costs $10, the processor is priced around $28, and a variety of other parts costs between $4.00 and $38. The website warns that this is only an estimate since the device has not yet been analyzed, but these figures are always hard to nail, mainly because Apple’s agreements with parts suppliers aren’t always public. It might get discounts on larger orders, for example.

The iPhone 5 build materials are more expensive than the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, according to the data. Those phones cost roughly $112 and $132.50, respectively.

[via TechhInsights]

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...