Technology and gaming content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,550 Reviews & Articles | 60,040 News Posts

Teardown shows iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus cost $200-$215 to make

It costs Apple just $200 to make the iPhone 6, while the iPhone 6 Plus costs $215

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 25, 2014 at 12:35 am CDT (0 mins, 50 secs reading time)

Apple is charging a truly ridiculous amount for its new iPhone, no matter what camp you fanboy around in, especially when you consider there are equal, if not better smartphones for half that cost available: I'm looking at you Nexus 5, Moto X, OnePlus One. But how much does it cost the Cupertino-based giant to make the new iPhone? Under $215.

Teardown shows iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus cost $200-$215 to make | TweakTown.com

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 costs $200 to make, while its bigger brother, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus costs $215. The news is coming from analysts over at IHS, which have taken apart the new iPhone, estimating its component and manufacturing costs. The $200 and $215 price points are for the 16GB versions of the new iPhones.

The most expensive part in the new iPhone 6 Plus is the 5.5-inch display, costing $52.50, while the 4.7-inch panel in the iPhone 6 costs $45. The iPhone 6 Plus has a slightly higher component price because of its more expensive battery, and camera. And for all of this cost, the iPhone 6 Plus even bends, which is a nice extra feature.

Last updated: Dec 6, 2019 at 02:46 pm CST

NEWS SOURCE:zdnet.com
Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

Related Tags