IPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max in a Nice store.
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The selling price of the various iPhone 12s has been known for a few weeks and the company Fomalhaut Techno Solutions has managed to estimate the production cost of the standard and Pro models, reports
Apple would pay 406 dollars (or 340 euros) for each terminal.
Its little brother, the standard iPhone 12, would cost the American firm $ 377 to manufacture (around 315 euros).
These costs should be put into perspective with the selling price of the brand's new smartphones in France: 1,159 euros for the iPhone 12 Pro and 809 euros for the standard version.
However, production costs do not include budgets allocated for research and development, nor amounts spent on advertising and marketing, nor VAT, specifies the specialized media.
Cheaper than the iPhone 11 Pro Max
The production cost of the iPhone 11 Pro Max reached nearly $ 490 last year, or 410 euros.
This means that the cost of making the iPhone 12 Pro is only a few dollars below this one, which was the top of the line in the series.
To find out these prices, the Tokyo-based company dismantled two iPhone 12s and detailed the price of the parts.
The 6.1-inch OLED display alone comes in at $ 70.
The A14 Bionic SoC processor costs $ 40 compared to $ 12.8 per RAM memory module and $ 19.2 per flash memory.
The most expensive item is the 5G modem.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon X55 costs Apple $ 90.
The Cupertino company will soon free itself from the American foundry by manufacturing its own modems.
But these will not be available until the appearance of the iPhone 13.
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