Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, you will have heard rumours about Apple launching a 4.8-inch iPhone which could be called the iPhone 6 or iPhone Math. This phone is expected to be larger and aimed at competing size wise with the Samsung Galaxy S III.
With the phone obviously getting bigger it leaves the question about whether or not this unconfirmed phone will go up in price or not. One source told us:
“The 4.8 inch iPhone, which is currently rumoured, will cost approximately $224.65 in manufacturing costs for Apple, per 16GB phone. This factors in the larger screen, rumoured to be 4.8 inches, and the 12 megapixel camera which is rumoured also. This doesn’t however factor in other components like the battery, due to there not being enough information on what the battery is rumoured to be.”
These figures, according to the source, are based off the IHS’s figures for the 16GB iPhone 5, which cost around $207 for Apple to manufacture. If this price is close (assuming the rumoured 4.8-inch iPhone had mostly the same interior) it should mean that the price for this phone shouldn’t go up to much, if at all.
“Factoring in non-rumoured features of this phone and predicting what Apple would do with this phone would see the manufacturing cost around $259.35″