iPhone 4S costs about $196
IHS Inc. reported this week that apple’s new iPhone-4S 16GB costs $188 to build excluding expenses of manufacture.
However, Apple is charging from $199 to $399 for its new iPhone 4S with different storage capacities.
iPhone 4S includes Apple’s A5 Dual-Core CPU costing at $15.00, 16GB NAND Flash memory by Hynix Semiconductor Inc. costing at $19.20 and a wireless subsystem, allowing system to work between CDMA and GSM networks in 2G or 3G, by Avago Technologies costing at $23.54, 3.5 inch display costs about $23, touch screen costing about $14, 8 MP camera costing about $17.60, Battery costing about $5.90 and $8 in manufacturing expenses.
Materials of iPhone-4S 32GB cost about $207 and iPhone-4S cost about $245.
Andrew Rassweiler, senior director at teardown services for IHS, said:
While the iPhone 4S shares many common design elements with the two iPhone 4 models already on the market, the new device’s status as a world phone has resulted in fascinating design and component changes. Key among these changes is a custom part from Avago that helps give the iPhone 4S its unique capability to be used in multiple wireless systems globally, while still keeping costs down. In another surprise development, the 4S employs a Hynix NAND flash memory device. While IHS has already confirmed multiple suppliers for this part, it does mark the first time that IHS has identified a Hynix NAND flash in an iPhone, as opposed to devices from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. or Toshiba Corp. seen in all previous iPhone and iPad teardowns.Source: iSupply