It Costs $199 to Make An iPhone 5s:

The actual cost to make an iPhone 5s is $199

The iPhone 5s includes a couple new features, the most heralded of which is the fingerprint scanner which took a hacker less than 48 hours to bypass. Based on an HIS review, the components that make up the 16gig iPhone 5s cost precisely $190.70 and manufacturing costs $8 bringing the total to $198.70. Compare that to the cost to make the iPhone 5 ($197) and the starting price of the iPhone 5s ($549). The cheaper iPhone 5c only costs $173.45 to make, which is essentially the iPhone 5 wrapped in plastic.