It’s the identical story annually. A new iPhone (or two) comes out with Apple’s conventional high price tag, and analysts work on estimating precisely how a lot it prices the Cupertino big to manufacture the new iPhone and what revenue margin it takes residence on every unit. For the iPhone 7, analysis agency IHS has revealed its estimations – in accordance to the agency, the invoice of supplies (BOM) for the iPhone 7 comes out to $224.80. That’s for the 32GB base mannequin and is larger by $36.89 in comparison to the BOM estimates for the iPhone 6S from final yr.
In accordance to IHS, the elevated manufacturing cost has to do with new features just like the elevated storage, the new Taptic engine for the house button, a bigger battery and an improved camera (the common iPhone features optical image stabilization for the primary time). Samsung and Apple’s manufacturing prices for his or her flagships are reportedly extra comparable than ever earlier than, though the agency believes Apple nonetheless makes a better revenue margin on every iPhone that it sells out there. IHS hasn’t but accomplished an post-mortem of the iPhone 7 Plus, however its manufacturing cost is probably going to be even greater in contrast to its predecessor than it's for the iPhone 7, given the larger screen and the extra rear camera.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the first water-resistant smartphones from Apple, and in addition the primary to not have a headphone jack. The telephones are powered by the corporate’s first quad-core processor (the Apple A10 Fusion) and run iOS 10 out of the field. The front cameras on each telephones have been bumped up to a 7-megapixel sensor; Apple has finished away with a bodily residence button and inbuilt a strain-delicate button that works in tandem with the 3D Contact-enabled display. Pricing for the 32GB iPhone 7 begins at $649 and goes up to $849 for the 256GB variant.