A mere $1.03 – that is the value of all raw materials in an iPhone 6 (16GB) ranging from aluminium (31.1g) to hydrogen (5.5g) and chrome (4.9g). The iPhone certainly is a device that is hyped and hailed by many but if you want to see it in quite rational terms, it is no more than “a composite of dredged-up earth”, as the Motherboard
(Vice) appropriately describes it after analyzing the iPhone’s pulverized components.
And having said that, most of its ingredients are far from precious since 38.5 percent of the phone is simply made of aluminium and iron, worth $0.055 and $0.002, respectively. However, to its users the value of their iPhone
may be huge – as a daily life navigator helping its owner through meetings and trips, pass the time commuting and eliminating all those moments of boredom.