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This Is What It Costs To Manufacture An iPhone 7


Apple revealed the most anticipated smartphones of the year, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus earlier this month. The new version of iPhone comes without a headphone jack and features a dual camera setup.

The 32GB model of iPhone 7 is priced at $649 while the 128GB version costs $749. Given the exorbitant pricing, the public interest in finding out the manufacturing cost of iPhone 7 is palpable.

A price breakdown of the iPhone 7 was revealed in a video by CNN Money.

Here’s how much it costs to manufacture an iPhone 7:

iPhone 7 Screen

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The screen of the iPhone 7 is priced at $37.


iPhone 7 Battery

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The iPhone 7 battery costs a mere $4.


iPhone 7 Dual Camera Setup

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The stat-of-the-art dual camera setup integrated in the iPhone 7 costs $26.


iPhone 7 Logic Board

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The logic board used in iPhone 7 hangs a tag of $74.


iPhone 7 Speakers

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The speakers of the new iPhone 7 come at $11.5.


iPhone 7 Casing

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The casing of the iPhone is priced at $22.


Other Parts of iPhone 7

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Remaining parts included in the iPhone 7 collectively cost $117.5.



Total Manufacturing Cost of iPhone 7

It cost Apple nearly $292 to manufacture an iPhone 7.

However, Tim Cook has always maintained that all manufacturing cost estimates made for the iPhone are wrong. Earlier in April, he said that:

“[He has yet to see] one that’s even close to accurate.”

It is noteworthy that the cost breakdown specifically mentions the cost of hardware and does not include the cost incurred by design and software. Do you think the price of iPhone 7 is justified? Let us know in the comments section!