The manufacturing cost of the iPhone is surprisingly low
It was announced in the early morning of January 10 in Japan timeAlthough it was Apple's iPhone, the announcement was that the selling price of the 4GB model was 499 dollars (about 59,000 yen) and the 8GB model was 599 dollars (about 70,000 yen), but according to a survey of a company named iSuppli, It seems that the iPhone can be manufactured with surprisingly low cost against its function.
Costs etc. of each part are described in detail, so it may be quite interesting.
Details are as follows.
ISuppli Corporation: Applied Market Intelligence
According to this article, the manufacturing cost of the iPhone seems to be 245.83 dollars (about 30,000 yen) for the 4 GB model and $ 280.83 dollars (about 34,000 yen) for the 8 GB model.
According to the table below, the cost of the main parts is 4GB of flash memory for $ 35 (about 4,200 yen), 8GB for $ 70 (about 8400 yen), wireless LAN and Bluetooth chip for $ 19.10 (about 2300 yen), 200 It seems that a 10-megapixel CMOS camera module costs $ 11 (about 1300 yen), a 3.5-inch touch screen LCD with 320 x 480 resolution has $ 33.5 (about 4000 yen), and a battery costs $ 5.2 (about 600 yen).
Despite being a revolutionary new product, manufacturing costs are surprisingly low. Even so, it is about half of the selling price ....