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IHS: the cost of the iPhone SE is $160

The most affordable version of on sale iPhone SE with 16 GB of memory will cost $399, while the company’s expenses on delivered components and the Assembly of the device are only $160. This statement was made by the specialists of the company IHS Technology.

As a result of the dismantling of the 16-Gigabyte iPhone SE the experts found that the actual cost of the hardware of the device are about 30% of the manufacturer’s recommended retail prices, which is one of the lowest ratios among all the products of the company. More profitable for the company only sell Apple Watch Sport, the cost of which is estimated at $84. The ratio of cost components to the retail price other Apple devices is in the range from 29% to 38%, noted IHS.

Display iPhone SE got a smartphone and iPhone 5s is made on capacities of Japan Display, LG Display and Sharp. Thus the production cost is $20 lower than three years ago, at the time of the release of the iPhone 5s. The processor costs $22, memory — to $11,8. The cost of the battery capacity of 1624 mAh is just to $2.15. The smartphone is equipped with a relatively expensive modem Qualcomm MDM9625M, which costs Apple $15.

The total cost of components iPhone SE estimated $156,2. The build cost of a smartphone is approximately us $3.8. Total — $160. However, you need to understand that this calculation does not take into account the logistics costs, research work, overhead costs and depreciation, the cost of software development and licensing.

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