Each year after the release of new iPhones, the firm IHS Markit reveals its estimate of their production costs. The opportunity to know how much Apple spends to make a iPhone 8 or one iPhone 8 Plus.
Version 8 of the iPhone was presented at the same time as the iPhone X during the keynote on September 12. Unlike the tenth anniversary model, it does not have an OLED screen or Face ID facial recognition. Therefore, we still find on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus a Home button that acts as a fingerprint sensor. However, both devices benefit from wireless charging, like the iPhone X.
According to estimates byIHS Markit, producing a 64GB iPhone 8 would cost Apple $ 247.51. For the iPhone 8 Plus, it would cost $ 288.08. For details, this gives:
- Screen: $ 52.50
- Electromechanical components: $ 50.95
- Photo sensors: $ 32.50
- Memory (RAM): $ 31.20
- A11 Bionic processor: $ 27.50
- Radio module and PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules): 24.60 dollars
- Energy components (including wireless charging): $ 16.05
- Modem: $ 11.50
- Interface components: $ 11.28
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules: $ 7.35
- Sensors (fingerprints, accelerometer, gyroscope, etc.): $ 6.65
- Battery: 4.45 dollars
- Content in the box (charger, cable, etc.): $ 11.50
- IPhone factory assembly cost: $ 7.36
Compared to production costs estimated by IHS Markit last year for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, we see an increase of $ 10 for the iPhone 8 and $ 17.2 for the iPhone 8 Plus.