Apple iPhone 4S Raw Parts Cost Put At $203

October 5, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

All you out there know by now that the iPhone 4S was the surprise star at the Apple event that concluded a few hours ago.

The impressive features, price and release details of the smartphone are already in front of you for you to dissect and decide whether they are worth your money.

In the meanwhile, we thought we should now bring to you the estimated cost incurred by the Cupertino-based technology major for the raw parts of the iPhone 4S. Take a look.

UBM Techinsights have calculated the cost of the 32 GB iPhone 4S parts based on previous history and estimates. They found the total price of the pure components of the smartphone as $203.

The $38 flash memory is the most expensive part in the handset. It is followed by the 3.5-inch display with 640 x 960 resolutions, with a cost of $31 and the dual-core A5 chip costs $26.

It cost only $6 premium for Apple to make iPhone 4S a dual-mode GSM and CDMA support phone. Meanwhile, $18 is the additional cost incurred by the company to incorporate dual cameras – just $3 was spent on the 8-megapixel camera.

Other costs read thus: $5 forBluetooth,Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity, $5 for the 1420 mAh Lithium-ion battery and $66 for other features like the enclosures, PCBs and supporting materials.

These costs are just preliminary, so we will have to wait to check the real devices. It seems that the iPhone 4S with no LTE and WiMAX 4G is better when compared to HTC Thunderbolt, which is costlier, has low battery back up, no dual-mode, slow processor and with a low resolution screen.

So what do you think about this?

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