The iPhone SE launched recently and the handset has a similar design to the iPhone 5S, although it comes with many parts from the iPhone 6S.
We have already seen some teardowns of the new Apple iPhone SE and now IHS have taken the device apart and calculated how much it costs Apple to make.
According to their report, the new 4 inch iPhone has around $156.20 in parts and when the device is put together, the total cost to manufacture including parts is $160.
The iPhone SE represents an amalgamation of three iPhone generations — iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s — rolled into something altogether new,” said Andrew Rassweiler, senior director of cost benchmarking services at IHS. “Despite its physical resemblance to the iPhone 5s, the resulting product is far superior. In fact, the only significant tradeoffs a consumer would make with the iPhone SE against the iPhone 6s is smaller size and lower screen resolution.
Apple sells the 16GB iPhone SE for $399 and the 64GB iPhone SE for $499, so the company is making a healthy profit on each device sold.
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