The cost of making iPhone 5S and 5C

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  • Posted: September 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Apple is reaping hundreds of dollars from sales of its latest top range iPhones. If the data from AllThingsD is anything to go by, then Apple has set a profit margin of about 64% ($350) per iPhone 5C and 66% per iPhone 5S ($430). With over 9 million handsets sold in just two days of sales launch, Apple has already pocketed well over $3 billion in gross profits in under three days!

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AllThingsD has reported on findings from IHS that “the results of two teardown studies show that, aside from the most obvious differences, the two phones [iPhone 5S and 5C are very much alike, internally. ” AllThingsD also add that “Apple spends at least $191 on components to build a 16 gigabyte iPhone 5s. The cost rises to $210 for a 64GB unit. The cost of assembly adds another $8 per unit, bringing the range to between $199 and $218.”

The initial report from IHS shows that iPhone is basically overrated, thanks to iSheep. Normally profit margin for high end phones from other companies is at 30% markup.

You can read the rest of the report here.

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Odipo Riaga
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