Just like it did with the iPhone 4S, iSuppli has put up an preliminary estimate of the iPhone 5′s Bill of Materials (BOM).
According to the preliminary report, the iPhone 5 carries a BOM of just $199, while the manufacturing costs additional $8. This makes it just $11 more expensive than the iPhone 4S.
The price bump is due to the new LTE chip and the in-cell touch packaging used in the iPhone 5. Here’s a detailed list, containing the estimated prices of each component.
Granted, Apple would’ve made more money if there wasn’t a manufacturing price increase, but the iPhone 5 will sure enough make up for this with record-breaking sales.
Source | Via