Apple is all about experience, the anticipation for their products is huge and they do not fail to deliver, the expectation of Apple fans are set high and the quality delivered by the fruit company is simply amazing. Not only do they sell premium products, the after sale support is simply mind blowing (personal experience).
Apple has an unique style of unveiling its products, which lure the customer to buy it, same happened with the iPhone 5S and 5C, you know they sell at a premium price and there are long queues across Apple stores around the world as long as 3 days before the selling/delivery starts, have you ever wondered how much does it cost Apple to make these high quality products?
We will have to look in to the teardown and run a cost-analysis to reveal the cost.
ItÂ costsÂ Apple $199Â to buildÂ theÂ iPhone 5SÂ (16 GB) and $173Â to buildÂ theÂ iPhone 5CÂ (16GB).Â The cost of these products go up to $210 and $183 for a higher capacityÂ iPhone 5SÂ andÂ iPhone 5C, respectively.
IHS’ teardown project showed how exactly the iPhone 5S and 5C would cost
The cost of these products which are $199 and $173 for theÂ iPhone 5SÂ andÂ iPhone 5C respectively, just shows how much premium Apple is actually charging for these devices.
A factory unlocked version of theÂ iPhone 5SÂ starts from $649 and goes all the way up to $849 for the 64 GB version. On the other handÂ iPhone 5CÂ starts from $549 to $649.
The teardown report which was published by AllthingsDÂ showed that both the models are almost identical. iPhone 5CÂ is almost the same asÂ iPhone 5SÂ except for the Fingerprint SensorÂ and the A7 processor.
Andrew Rassweiler of the IHS firm had to say this about the products:
“I would say that they’re almost the same phone, except that the 5s has the fingerprint sensor, the A7 processor and some newer memory chips that consume less power. Beyond that, they’re basically theÂ
What do you think? Are Apple products worth all the hype or would you prefer a cheaper and powerful Android powered device?