Items tagged with Bill of Materials

Apple's market capitalization currently sits at nearly $750 billion, and it didn't get there by charging pedestrian prices for its gadgets. Just the opposite, Apple often attaches premium price tags to its products, and the same goes for its recently launched Apple Watch line. Speaking of which, preliminary data from IHS shows that the new Apple Watch has the lowest ratio of hardware cost to retail price of any Apple phone. By tearing down the Apple Watch Sport, IHS was able to estimate a bill of materials (BOM) of $81.20. Adding in $2.50 for manufacturing expenses, the research firm reckons it... Read more...
Apple's recently unveiled iPhone 5 device is the company's thinnest, lightest, and presumably the most costliest to produce iPhone model to date. We know the first two to be fact (unless Apple was inexplicably trying to temporarily bamboozle the masses during its press event yesterday afternoon), and the latter is an educated guess based on an estimated bill of materials (BOM). TechInsights compared the cost of parts in the iPhone 5 to that of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, all 16GB models, and the latest version is $35 more expensive to build than its immediate predecessor, and $55.50 pricier than... Read more...
After you add up the price of all the parts, Nokia's shiny new Lumia 900 smartphone carries a bill of materials (BOM) in the neighborhood of $209, according to a teardown analysis by IHS iSuppli. Factor in another $8 for manufacturing fees and the cost to build the Windows Phone device everyone is talking about comes out to $217, or 46 percent of the Lumia 900's $450 retail price sans contract. Of course, most people are going to purchase the phone on contract with a two-year service agreement, which knocks the price of the phone down to $100 via AT&T. Between now and April 21st, Nokia will... Read more...
There's never been a more expensive iPad model than the one Apple will start selling on Friday, March 16. It's not any more expensive to buy than previous iPad models at launch, but the cost to produce these third generation tablets has gone up significantly. Citing figures from UBM TechInsights, EE Times reports the bill of materials (BOM) is $310 for a 16GB Wi-Fi + 4G iPad, which sells to consumers for $629. That's just for the cost of parts. The original iPad carried a BOM of $270.86 and the iPad 2's parts added up to $276.27 Obviously there's still plenty of wiggle room to flip a profit even... Read more...