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Production of iPhone 14 is 20 percent more expensive than iPhone 13


Production of the iPhone 14 turns out to be 20 percent more expensive than the iPhone 13 series. The calculation is based on an analysis of Nikkei Asia.

The production of the iPhone 14 series has increased compared to the iPhone 13 because the iPhone 14 Pro Max model requires large costs as specifications increase.

As reported GSM ArenaNikkei Asia revealed that component prices for the latest iPhones jumped 20 percent, hitting an all-time high.

Production of the iPhone 14 Pro Max reached USD 501, up USD 40 compared to the iPhone 13 Pro Max which ran out USD 461. The main reason is usage chip A16 Bionic.


The telephone quote on Friday (7/10/2022), chip The A16 Bionic costs USD 110. Just so you know, production of the Pro Max has cost between USD 400 and USD 450 since 2018.

The Nikkei makes the assumption that if Apple is “hit” in production costs while not hitting US prices, the company is likely to make a profit.

Chip The A16 Bionic costs 2.4 times more than the A15, which is also available in two non-Pro iPhone 14 models, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.

Another reason for the price increase is Sony’s new CMOS sensor, which is 30 percent larger but 50 percent more expensive, at $15.

Apple also bought the iPhone 14 screen from Samsung Display. A deal to buy screens by Apple from Samsung that has been going on for several years.

Components for the iPhone 14 device from the US-based company account for almost a third of the total cost and up 10 percent over 2021.

South Korea is the second largest provider of mobile phone components. The switch was mainly due to Apple developing its own products, such as chipset.


China’s market share is shrinking further as Apple tries to limit its dependence on the Asian market. However, Apple has prepared a strategy.

Previous reports said that not only spare parts, but assembly processes were also moving overseas. Apple began to develop production in India. [SN/IF]

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