|Preliminary Cost Estimate for iPhone 5s|
|Preliminary Cost Estimate for iPhone 5c|
This is somewhat lower than IHS' last year estimation of $16.40 for the rear camera of iPhone 4s:
|iPhone 4s Cost Analysis|
Now I wonder how IHS came to the conclusion that iPhone 4S' 8MP 1.4um-pixel BSI camera module is cheaper than 5S' set of front and rear cameras 1.2MP+8MP, where the rear one has 1.5um pixel stacked sensor? Where do they find the savings? My guess is that they just estimated the chip areas, and, naturally, the stacked sensor came out smaller.