Fomalhaut Techno Solutions, a Japanese laboratory that specializes in disassembling devices, has released its report on the iPhone 12 and the Pro model, revealing the approximate costs of the components of the two phones.
According to the laboratory, the production cost of the iPhone 12 is only $ 373, while the production cost of its brother Pro is only about $ 406. For comparison, iPhone 12 starts at $ 829, while the Pro model starts at $ 999.
As for the individual costs of components, the highest cost was the Qualcomm X55 5G modem, which is $ 90 per phone, and Samsung’s OLED screens, which are estimated to be around $ 70 per phone.
The cost of production of the A14 Bionic processor is about $ 40, while the cost of the random access memory (RAM) is about $ 12.8 per phone, then comes the cost of the internal storage memory of $ 19.2 per phone. The cost of the camera sensors that Sony makes for iPhones ranges between $ 7.4 and $ 7.9 per phone.
The laboratory published a chart showing the home of each supplier of phone components, and South Korea accounts for 26.8 percent of all components for the new iPhone 12, followed by the United States with 21.9 percent, and then Japan by 13.6 percent. Apple still assembles the majority of its iPhones in China.