Apple iPhone 12 Pro's bill of materials comes up to $406

25 November 2020
South Korean components take up the largest share of the new iPhones.

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Android--Master, 25 Nov 2020Other companies care about their users, Apple only cares ab... moreWOW the reality distortion field is strong with this one. So android manufacturers really care about customers by having shorter upgrade cycles? poorer qc? poorer customer support? I understand the bias but you are ridiculous.

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[deleted post]Huawei Mediapad 2018 also costs similar to iPad Pro, also bends like iPad Pro.

If you can show me a video where Tab S7 is durability tested then your argument is valid.

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Wily2020, 25 Nov 2020Well, most who want something more from their phone and not... moreBut premium people buy Android above 2000 dollars. IGarbage is nowhere to be found there.

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Faizal Firdaus, 25 Nov 2020Any idea about the International version's cost? Bcz ... moreconsidering labor, marketing, advertisements, shipping costs, they're barely making much profit imo

CCE, 25 Nov 2020Who's buying iPhone now these days?where were u live? Antarctica ?

Android--Master, 25 Nov 2020Other companies care about their users, Apple only cares ab... moreCompanies exist to make money. The only reason they make users happy is because they want their money long-term. And even then they always balance what is the least we can give in order to make the most.

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Anonymous, 25 Nov 2020Nah, it's simply because China is Better and superior... moreLol nice joke 🤡

China labor is cheap that's why.

CCE, 25 Nov 2020Who's buying iPhone now these days?Well, most who want something more from their phone and not just buying cheapest option available. Last q Apple alone sold 58% of all over $400 phones and this was already before iPhone 12. So now the number is propably over 60% and even more.

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Will help if we could get the bill of materials for other devices for comparison sake

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Android--Master, 25 Nov 2020Other companies care about their users, Apple only cares ab... moreNo company care about users. Every company care about profit. The same way every celebrity doesn't care about its fans but care about numbers and money. But fans will love/worship him/her. And people will buy new devices again and again.

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Who's buying iPhone now these days?

L, 25 Nov 2020Okay listen up. They need to keep their posh offices runni... moreR&D costs have been covered with the X sells, there is no significant development from that phone 'till this one, unless if adding a magnet to the back of the phone needs "r&d". The introduction of smart hdr with the Xs was the only significant development in the iphone line up since 2017. Though I'm not saying that android phones aren't overpriced too.

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Android--Master, 25 Nov 2020Other companies care about their users, Apple only cares ab... moreAnd who might those companies be? It certainly isn't a technology company. I would guarantee you the "ultra" Samsung phones aren't much more, especially with them making quite a few components in-house. They also wouldn't have to worry about shipping those components.

The additional things that are left out of cost that we can't know are shipping, R&D, and the engineering that goes into the OS, etc. None of those things are free, or cheap.

Any idea about the International version's cost?
Bcz International version lacks the mmWave hardware. So I feel the X55 should be costing less than $90...

Chip, 25 Nov 2020Other companies have better performing devices with more fe... moreOther companies care about their users, Apple only cares about profit.

Haha, 90$ for almost useless 5g modem and garbage 60hz display costs the most lol... Then again apple has paid subscription services and they get even more money from them, while they should be reducing phones prices instead and have profit from services, but no, they want all the money from sales + the money from subscriptions.

[deleted post]IPhones are some of the cheapest phones these days.
Affordability argument was thrown out a decade back.

People buy Realme and Xiaomi since they are offering much better hardware/software combo than iPhone which is stuck in year 2010.

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Anonymous, 25 Nov 2020Do u know that no one I know have an iPhone that has worked... moreI still have my iPhone 5S and iPhone 6S Plus. Yes you're right, their battery sucks now, so is every smartphone released the same year. Apple hater like you got nothing else to do in life

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Marko, 25 Nov 2020The same story is with android, after 2 years, software sta... moreNo. Phones would be well if ppl do factory reset every 8 months.

If moto g9 play with SD662 can handle android 10, then Moto Z Force (SD820) can do as well.

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Okay listen up. They need to keep their posh offices running. Which involves a cost. They spend billions on r&d. All of that isn't really notices. Other companies just copy the best in the field like Apple Samsung etc. Due to which they don't have to pay for r&d. One plus 5 was a complete copy of iPhone 7+. And we know how cheap it was. So please specify all of that.