Ming-Chi Kuo Reveals iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S Specs, BoM
Ming-Chi Kuo is being quoted across the web today, but those reports miss much of the meat. A leading Taiwanese tech publication fleshes out Kuo’s latest iPhone 5S spec and BoM predictions.
Differing levels of detail. Yes, the oft-cited Ming-chi Kuo is saying that Apple will indeed offer a gold-hued 128GB deluxe iPhone 5S — that’s been reported by pretty much everyone. However, Taiwan’s VR-Zone offers additional color from Kuo on the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S specs:
1) Based on ARMv8 new Apple A7 processor and integrated 1GB LPDDR3 RAM; 2) Sapphire Home button and integrated fingerprint sensor; 3) main camera remains at 800 megapixels, but provides F2.0 large aperture and dual LED flash; 4) to provide a new golden optional; 5) maximum capacity of 128GB.
The iPhone 5C will be slightly thicker and heavier than the iPhone 5S, but these two devices are otherwise very similar. That is, except when it comes to the BoM (bill of materials) price with the iPhone 5C cost ($180) pegged at $60 less than the iPhone 5S ($240), though even here the difference isn’t huge.
As a result, the iPhone 5C will likely sell for $0 with a two-year contract. However, the expected unlocked $350 price of Apple’s low-cost smartphone is a good bit higher than the hoped for $199.
Liking what you see? Or, do you think Apple will miss the mark?