According to Japanese Nikkei News, Fomalhaut Techno Solutions has figured out the real cost of the new iPhone 12.
So, according to the source, the most expensive component of a smartphone is the OLED display. It costs about $70. The branded A14 Bionic processor costs the company $40, SK Hynix RAM – $12.8, and Samsung Electronics’ built-in storage – $19.2. Apple pays Sony $ 8 for the camera sensor. In general, the cost of the device is $373. For comparison, in the US, the iPhone 12 is sold with a price of 9 (excluding taxes).
Taking these numbers as a basis, it turns out that Apple earns about $427 per device, but the figure is much lower. Do not forget that the company is still spending money on developing some components of the device, as well as on advertising, logistics, etc.