As with all newer iPhone models, this time too it turned out how much difference the material price and the selling price of the phone had.

This time, instead of the usual September date in mid-October, Apple introduced members of its annual family of premium phones, followed by the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, and a little later the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max. to really provide a distinctive experience compared to previous iPhone models, Apple has made some hardware changes, resulting in some cost increases. Of course, you don’t have to be afraid of Cupertinos, even new iPhones won’t be paid for.

Tokyo-based research firm Fomalhaut Techno Solutions has dismantled and examined two models previously on the market with Nikkei analysts. They calculate that the iPhone 12 has a material cost of $ 373, while the iPhone 12 Pro has $ 406. The selling price for the first device is $ 799 and for the second $ 999. Every dollar difference is not a profit, part of the proceeds goes to assembly, research and development, marketing and all kinds of corporate expenses.

Let’s look at some examples. The most expensive part of both models is the Qualcomm X55 5G modem – which costs $ 90 per unit. It is followed by an OLED screen, which is available from Samsung Display and LG Display, which costs 70 USD. Otherwise, both iPhone models got the same Super Retina XDR screen with a resolution of 2532×1170 pixels. The Apple A14 Bionic chip, which appears in the iPhone 12 series, costs $ 40, with built-in RAM and flash memory of $ 12.8 and $ 19.2, respectively. The memory components of the iPhone 12 models are supposed to be supplied by Samsung. The iPhone 12 Pro includes CMOS image sensors manufactured by Sony. The sensors cost about $ 5.40 to $ 7.40.

In addition to spoiling component costs, the disassembly study also showed that the iPhone 12 Pro is dominated by South Korean parts, accounting for 26.8 percent of the phone’s total value. They are followed by American parts with 21.9 percent. Compared to last year’s iPhone 11, which had an LCD screen instead of an OLED display and could only connect to 4G, South Korea’s share of material costs increased by 9.1 percentage points and the share of US parts costs by 3.9 percentage points. points.

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