iPhone 12 costs Apple 21% more to make than iPhone 11
A report from Counterpoint Research suggests the iPhone 12 costs Apple around 21% more to produce than the iPhone 11, putting the estimated production cost for the 128GB device at $415.
Published today, Counterpoint say their report is based on the latest bill of materials (BoM) analysis by the firms component research practice. Apple’s A14 Bionic chip and Ultra Wideband (UWB) chip are up with the most expensive components in the device, the research suggests, making up over 16.7% of the overall cost.
Counterpoint claims that by moving from LCD displays to OLED with the iPhone 12, costs increased by $23.
Producing a 128GB iPhone 12 mmWave (millimeter-wave) smartphone will cost Apple up to $431, 26% higher compared to the iPhone 11, according to the latest bill of materials (BoM) analysis by Counterpoint’s component research practice. Despite over $27 cost savings due to the simplified RF design, the BoM cost of the sub-6GHz-only model for overseas markets still increased by 18%.