iPhone 4 Components Cost Around $188

iSuppli, have produced their component analysis for the iPhone 4. They roughly estimate that the component costs (BOM – Bill of Materials) for the iPhone 4 are about $188 US.

It is important to remember that this figure is simply to buy a bag of iPhone 4 bits. It does not include, R&D, Patent Licensing, Software / OS, Manufacturing, Shipping or Packaging.

The most expensive component in the iPhone 4 is unsurprisingly the 960×640 pixel touch sensitive LCD display assembly from LG. That comes in at around $28.50.

After that the Apple A4 SoC (the iPhone 4’s brain) is estimated to cost around $10.75.

Most other components, such as the gyroscope and accelerometers really only cost a few dollars each. But there are a number of these kinds of components in the new iPhone 4!

$188 is in line with the cost of the iPhone 3GS, which was rumoured to have a Bill of Materials of $179 when it was introduced. The “BOM” for the 3GS has now dropped to around $134.

Do you think the iPhone 4 is too expensive now you know how much its bits cost? Let us know your view in the comments.

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One Comment on ““iPhone 4 Components Cost Around $188”

  1. Plfhoen

    I assume this is the retail price for the components.
    All those parts sold by manufactures are included a lot of profit. Apple buys them probably for a lot less. Than the Iphone is produced in one of those low wage countries. So production is less than zero. The real cost are in developing software and marketing.

  2. Plfhoen

    I assume this is the retail price for the components.
    All those parts sold by manufactures are included a lot of profit. Apple buys them probably for a lot less. Than the Iphone is produced in one of those low wage countries. So production is less than zero. The real cost are in developing software and marketing.

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