If the king of smartphones is that cheap than what is the real worth of desi smartphones that sell for Rs 10,000?
Believe it or not, the Apple iPhone 5, which sells for Rs 45,500 and above in India, is actually worth Rs 11,818.
This has been revealed by Barclays in one of its research report. The report estimated that the total material cost for a typical iPhone 5, which excludes the value of warranty, manufacturing costs, significant logistics expenses and other cost components, is $215 or Rs 11,818 approximately.
"We estimate that NAND Flash accounts for about 10% of the total iPhone cost, wireless components account about 16% and the display about 20% of the total." estimated Barclays.
The research and financial firm further added that the material cost for iPhone 5 "might have declined slightly in the month of December, last year". How true this estimation is hard to tell. And if it is true, wonder what is the cost of the smartphones that our desi handset manufacturers launch in India?
The Apple iPhone 5se is said to come in two variants.
Reportedly, the purported Apple iPhone 5SE will come in two storage variants.
A new version of Apple Watch may come with minor changes such as addition of a FaceTime camera.
As per a Chinese analyst, Apple will name its rumoured 4 inch iPhone as iPhone 5e.
Apple is also reportedly planning to ditch the 3.5 mm jack and instead it is planning to arm its future iPhones with wireless headphone.
Apple iPhone 5S was launched back in 2013 and is available for as low as Rs 20,998.
The costliest model of Apple iPad Pro is said to cost Rs 91,900.
Earlier this year, Apple had not launched the successor of its iPhone 5C.
Speculations are also rife about a 4 inch smartphone in iPhone C series to make its debut alongside the next Apple flagship smartphone next year.
Not only Apple Watch coming to India after a delay of almost six months but reportedly it will also cost about Rs 14,000 more than its price in the USA.