One more year, the iPhone 6 numbers are coming in… after seeing a while ago the sales it has had this weekend, it is time to know how much it is costing Apple to manufacture its new generation iPhones .
According to the analysis, this is the most expensive generation in recent years, despite the fact that Apple has maintained the sale price with respect to the iPhone 5s, but is sure that they already had a very wide profit margin in the previous generation . This year they will have to tighten their belts a little more, a situation that, given their sales volumes, will not last long.
Well, it costs Californians to make the iPhone 6 227 dollars and the iPhone 6 Plus 242.5 dollars, which is about 177 and 189 euros at the exchange rate. We are only talking about the cost of parts, since to this we would have had to add advertising, R&D and logistics costs , which are much higher than we think, and are never taken into account in these analyses.
As always, the screen is one of the most expensive components of the terminal, which in this case costs $41.5 and $51 on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus , respectively. The camera of the iPhone 6 is surprisingly low in price compared to the iPhone 5s, even though its quality improves quite drastically in this generation leap. On the iPhone 6 Plus it’s 1 dollar more expensive precisely because of the use of the optical image stabilizer. This is probably because Apple got a provider with better prices than last year.
This year the processor becomes the second most expensive item, even though it is slightly more expensive than the Apple A7 , but the price increase of the screen is greater. The sapphire is still present to the same extent as in the iPhone 5s, being limited to the Touch ID and the camera optics; this confirms that Apple has not used this material for its screen.
Remember that the iPhone 6 starts at 699 euros in its basic 16 GB version , and that it goes up by 100 euros in each storage scale. With the iPhone 6 Plus it’s exactly the same, except that starts at a higher price, 799 euros .