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The difference in the cost of production of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is only $ 15.5
The difference in the cost of production of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is only 15.5 dollars, according to Bloomberg, citing a study IHS. The “planshetofon» Apple sold in American retail for $ 100, and in Russian – 5000 rubles more expensive 4.7-inch version.
Analysis of the components of the new smartphone iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus showed that their total cost is respectively $ 200-247 and $ 216-263. According to analyst firm IHS, this should be added the cost of assembly about $ 4-4.5.
Retail cost of devices in the United States is at the same $ 649-849 and $ 749-949. The traditional difference between the models with different volume of flash memory is $ 100, although the price difference between the models of memory chips 16 GB and 128 GB is $ 47. At the expense of profit margins in the more expensive models by about 1% higher than in the initial versions, 70% against 69%. Suppliers of flash memory are various companies, such as Micron and SK Hynix. Estimated IHS, Apple pays them about 42 cents for 1 GB.
Pricing iPhone 6 Plus is due to a larger 5.5-inch display ($ 7.5), as well as an improved camera with optical stabilization and a more capacious battery.
Experts have concluded that the profitability of new smartphones is on the level of previous generations of iPhone: the iPhone 5 and 5S, it was 69%, with 68% 5C. Do released in 2007 of the first iPhone, the figure is 55%. The most expensive component again are touch screen monitors. They are supplied LG Display and Japan Display, priced at $ 45 on the iPhone 6 and $ 52.5 in 6 Plus, the display iPhone 5S cost $ 41.
Apple A8 processor promoted by TSMC 20 nm process, complete with processing information from sensors coprocessor it costs $ 20 versus $ 17 for the A7 in the iPhone 5S. Despite the increase in productivity, its area has shrunk by 13%.
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