A few days ago we told you how much it cost to manufacture the iPhone X, and we were very surprised by the huge difference between the manufacturing price and the final marketing price. Today we bring you the statements of an analyst who has investigated how much it costs to make an iPhone 8 and an 8 Plus. The difference, as we are used to with Apple, is also significant.
IHS Markit has been the analyst responsible for researching the components of the iPhone 8 in order to find out what the manufacturing price is. The 4.7-inch, 64GB iPhone 8 costs $247.51 to make . This is slightly more than the 32GB iPhone 7, which cost $237.94. This is basically because the components are of better quality and much more expensive . For example, the new chip they carry or the renewed flash make the price more expensive than the previous generation. The analyst himself states that this is due to a better memory or a better camera, although for us it is very similar to the previous generation if there are slight novelties.
The iPhone 8 Plus follows the same line. The manufacturing price is $288.08 as opposed to $270.88 for its predecessor. The reasons, the same as before. We see that the investment in both terminals is higher, but if we look at the final marketing prices, they have also been slightly increased. That is to say, Apple is not stupid and will always make a profit with the terminal, not absorbing any expense, which is paid by the user.
Many of you will be alarmed to see this difference in prices. How “cheap” it is to manufacture Apple and how expensive it is to us. But, we sometimes forget that all the research behind any terminal (although on the iPhone 8 there are few), also has a price. The wonderful technical service and generally the after-sales support we are also paying for when buying an iPhone or any other product. Apple has great services, there is no doubt about it, but we pay for all this and that is why we must take advantage of them and resort to them whenever we need to.