Here's how much it costs to build an iPhone 7

Published: September 21, 2016
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There has been enduring public interest in finding out just how much it costs to manufacture a premium mobile like the iPhone 7. PHOTO: AFP

There has been enduring public interest in finding out just how much it costs to manufacture a premium mobile like the iPhone 7. PHOTO: AFP

Earlier this month, Apple unveiled two upgraded versions of its iPhone and a new waterproof smartwatch.

With prices starting at $649 for the 32GB model and $749 for the 128GB model in the United States, there has been enduring public interest in finding out just how much it costs to manufacture a premium mobile like the iPhone 7.

In a video, CNN Money attempts to show how much it costs to make the iPhone using data from teardown.com and Chipworks – part by part.

Here’s the breakdown:

Screen: $37

Battery: $4

Cameras: $26

Logic board: $74

Speakers $11.50

Casing: $22

Other parts: $117.50

It is worth pointing out that the cost breakdown is of the hardware only and doesn’t include the design and software cost.

This article originally appeared on CNN Money 

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Flipside
    Sep 21, 2016 - 12:35PM

    What about research cost , manufacturing cost, and etc you gotta add all those up also !! Recommend

  • Kamran
    Sep 21, 2016 - 2:12PM

    Dear CNN Money/Tribune,

    where is the marketing, operational etc. costs? Recommend

  • Hawk
    Sep 21, 2016 - 4:01PM

    i need 10 iphone 7 batteries right now. r u kidding me 4 $ a battery. Recommend

  • Aleem
    Sep 21, 2016 - 11:32PM

    Oh dear, I’m Software Engineer in Pakistan and I know the worth of Software Engineer in US so dare you to neglect the price of software development I mean iOS 10 and included built in apps.Recommend

  • M.S.
    Sep 22, 2016 - 6:54AM

    Everything including software, hardware, design, marketing and other expenses do not cost more than $250.00 per phone. All parts except design are made in China. It’s brand which has value. Recommend

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