The Apple iPhone 4S costs just £130 to make, say experts
The iPhone specialists iSuppli have estimated that the much mooted Apple iPhone 4S costs just £130 to make, meaning that Apple makes a recession-busting £369 per handset sold
A new report published by iPhone specialists iSuppli has claimed that the 16GB version of the Apple iPhone 4S costs just £130 to manufacture, scoring Apple a profit of £369 per handset.
Andrew Rassweiler of iSuppli said: “On the outside, the iPhone 4S may have disappointed some with its perceived lack of new features. But on the inside, the latest member of the iPhone line includes a wealth of innovation.”
When the iPhone 3GS was released back in 2009, a teardown by iSuppli estimated the total cost of the device to be around £112, and the iPhone 4, a 2010 report claimed, cost just £118 to make. However, the reports don't take into account research and development and marketing costs, which are difficult to estimate.