With every new generation of the iPhone that goes on sale we ask ourselves the same question: How much does it cost Apple to make the iPhone? Knowing this and taking into account the market prices, one can get an idea of what it costs to manufacture a raw iPhone without including research, development and logistics . As usual after the launch of each iPhone, we already know the estimated cost of the components of the iPhone 7.
The company IHS claims that the iPhone 7 has increased its cost slightly compared to the iPhone 6s, because the most basic iPhone 7 of all, the 32 GB has a manufacturing cost in components of approximately 220.80 dollars . Its price in the United States? 649 dollars. Compared to last year’s iPhone, that’s $36, with the new Taptic Engine and increased storage capacity partly to blame.
If we go into specific components, the A10 Fusion chip is priced at $26 , while each of the cameras (front and rear) are priced at $19.90 for Apple. The screen as always is the most expensive thing for Apple, in this case the 4.7 inch screen costs approximately $39. As for the iPhone 7 Plus there are no exact figures , but taking into account that it increases the screen surface, the RAM goes to 3 GB and there is an extra camera, it will surely increase a few dollars the final price.
Please note that this price includes only the price of the components and not the entire manufacturing process of a phone
It should be noted that these are only estimates, and at no time is the research of several years behind the manufacture of the phone, nor the transport, nor the market rates and profits taken into account. The manufacture of a phone includes many details other than the price of the components, so it is not surprising that the final figure is then doubled or tripled.