Finally Apple launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones on September 7th in San Francisco. If we compare these both the gadgets with last year’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus you will find it has reasonable good features.
iPhone 7 came with different cameras on the rear and iPhone 7 Plus came with dual 12MP rear cameras, the iPhone 7 is limited to just one 12MP sensor. The company priced both the their phone same although there are certain upgrades.
We have the estimated BOM (bill of material) details of the iPhone7 storage variant from IHS. The company selling this device for $649 in the U.S and India at Rs 60,000 ($895).
After adding the $5 manufacturing cost per phone, the device around cost $224.8 for Apple. The new iPhones have new Apple A10 Fusion chipset which cost at 26.90$ and it is manufactured by TSMC on a 16nm FinFET process. The cost of basebands, RF transceiver, antenna module and other network chips are around at 33.90$. Just Like the previous iPhones, the 4.7-inch display priced at $43 which is the costliest component in the new iPhone 7.
The iPhone 7 has 1960mAh battery which is is a little bigger than the 1715mAh battery cost only $2.50 for the company. It has Samsung’s 2GB RAM and SK Hynix’s 32GB internal storage will combinedly cost $16.40.The biggest upgrades in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the 12MP OIS rear camera and the 7MP FaceTime camera which will cost 19.90$. The cost of stereo speakers along with the taptic engine, antennas, connectors, and microphones are $16.70.
The balance hardware like accelerometer, Cirrus Logic amplifier, sensor, barometer, gyroscope, NFC are projected to cost $14. The accessories which come with the box like 5W, Lightning EarPods Lightning cable, lightning to 3.5mm audio adapter and USB power adapter and will combinedly cost $11.80. The Bluetooth, WLAN, GNSS and their relevant module costs $8. A $1.3 and iPhone 7 also have Lattice ice40 semiconductor.
These phones have Aluminum body speaker and lighting port vents, physical buttons which cost .20 and the power management diodes will add 7.2$. After adding all these, the device
The Aluminum body, physical buttons speaker and lighting port vents, add $18.20 and the power control diodes will be costing $7.20. After adding all these, the device is projected to cost $225 while the company sells more than 3X times at $695. According to HIS iPhone 7 is the costliest smartphone for the company to manufacture.