According to research firm Counterpoint, the iPhone 12 material costs 21 percent more than the iPhone 11. The report analyzes the Bill of Materials (BoM) data for both the sub-6GHz variant and the MMWave version for the iPhone 12 128GB model. The cost to build the Sub-6GHz iPhone 12 with 128GB of storage is about 15,415 (approximately Rs. 30,300), an increase of 21% over the iPhone 11. This model is sold in all markets except the US, where the MMwave version is available.
This is higher than the previous estimate of $ 373 (approximately Rs. 27,500) Reported in November Based on a teardown conducted by Tokyo-based research firm FormalHat Techno Solutions in collaboration with Nikki
Counter point Report Says the product IPhone 12 128GB mmWave version costs Apple Up to $ 431 (approximately Rs. 31,500). It is said to be 26 percent higher than the cost IPhone 11. The introduction of 5G support, the transition from LCD to LED display, and Apple’s self-designed components make up more than 16.7 percent of the total boom, including the A14 bionic, PMIC, audio and UWB chips. Price.
Apple’s decision to switch from LCD to OLED on the iPhone 12 has resulted in a cost of more than $ 23 (approximately Rs. 1,600). Two Samsung Performance and LG The display is set to supply more panels for IPhone, According to the report.
Boom cost increase is driven by 5G-related components 5G modem, transceiver and RF front-end system, contributing to a combined $ 34 (approximately Rs. 2,400) increase.
For the A14 Bionic, Apple used TSMC’s 5nm process-powered application processor instead of 7nm. The price of 5nm layers alone is expected to increase the iPhone 12 BoM by more than $ 17 (approximately Rs. 1,200). Counterpoint claims that Apple has tried to reduce the cost increase by reducing its costs on box contents, RAM and storage, camera subsystem and Face ID components. According to the report, Apple has diversified its supply resources to save costs and split memory orders among industry leaders. Counterpoint said that Samsung and Kioxia (Toshiba) are supplying non-flash, while SK Hynix and Micron are supplying LPDDR4X to Apple.
As for the camera parts, Apple is said to have placed orders for Sony, LG Innotech and Sharp. Other suppliers for display components, audio and battery components include NXP, Broadcom, Cirrus Logic, Goertech, Knowles, AAC Technologies, TI, ST, and ASE / USI.
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