The two most expensive components of the new iPhones are also mentioned.
It’s been a while since all four iPhone 12 models were released and available in almost every country now. In the series, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro models start at $ 699 and $ 999. However, you might be getting the idea that these don’t cost the same to manufacture. They cost a lot less. Now, Japanese teardown experts Fomalhaut Techno Solutions have released a latest report claiming how much it could have cost Apple to make the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.
According to the report (via Nikkei), the BOM for the iPhone 12 is $ 373 while that for the iPhone 12 Pro is $ 406. That’s a difference of $ 326 for iPhone 12 and $ 593 and iPhone 12 Pro. However, as we said for previous BoM related reports as well. The difference does not mean that the amount goes straight into Apple’s pockets. Much of it goes into marketing, transportation, taxes, certifications and more.
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The two most expensive components of the new iPhones are also mentioned. And like last time, one of them is Samsung’s OLED display while the other is Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem. The Samsung screen is priced at $ 70 per unit while Qualcomm’s modem is priced at $ 90 per unit. In addition, the production cost of the A14 Bionic is $ 40. Some other expensive parts include RAM at $ 12.8 per unit and flash memory at $ 19.2 per unit. Sony’s camera sensors range between $ 7.4 and $ 7.9 for each unit.
According to the report, about 26.8% of the components of the iPhone 12 Pro are from South Korea, including 21.9% from the United States, 13.6% from Japan, 11.1% from Taiwan, 4.6 % from China and the rest of Europe and others.