Apple iPhone since 2011: Making cost vs. launch price

Apple iPhone X

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus made a debut this year and is priced at Rs 89,000 (base price). IHS Markit estimates its manufacturing cost around $370.25. The handset has been launched at $999 (base model). Some of the key specs included are Apple A11 processor, 5.8-inch all screen OLED display with 2436×1125 pixel resolution, 12MP rear wide and telephoto camera along with 7MP front-facing camera, wireless charging and Face ID.

Apple iPhone X has been one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year. It is according to Apple — the most advanced phone launched by the company. Unsurprisingly, the company is charging a premium for it. However, like always has been the case with Apple, the manufacturing cost is always a source of curiosity as companies needs to make profits out of its devices.
We have compiled the data provided by IHS Markit, revealing how much did it cost Apple to manufacture an iPhone and for how much it was launched.

Apple iPhone 4S

apple-iphone-4s-32gb-extralargeApple iPhone 4S came out in October 2011 at Rs 34,500 and was one of the slimmest smartphones at that time. IHS Markit estimated the manufacturing price of the device as $196. It’s selling price was $649 (base model). Some of the basic specs include 3.5-inch Retina screen with 960×640 pixel resolution, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera, A-GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity. The smartphone was launched along with iCloud and iOS 5.

 

 

Apple iPhone 5

imageApple iPhone 5 was launched in September 2012 at a starting price of Rs 45,500. According to IHS Markit, the smartphone’s manufacturing cost was around $207. It was sold for $649 (base model). It’s key specifications are 4-inch Retina display with 1136×640 pixel resolution, 8MP rear iSight camera, 1.2MP front-facing camera and better battery.

 

 

Apple iPhone 5S

s-l500Apple iPhone 5S made a debut in 2013 and was priced at Rs 53,500 (base price). IHS Markit estimates its manufacturing cost as $194.85. The handset was launched at $649 (base model). Some of the key specs included are Apple A7 processor, 4-inch Retina display with 1136×640 pixel resolution, 8MP rear iSight camera and 1.2MP front-facing camera.

 

Apple iPhone 5C

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Apple iPhone 5C was launched in September 2013 along with iPhone 5S. It was priced at Rs 41,900 (base model). IHS Markit estimated the manufacturing price of the device as $173.45. It’s selling price was $549 (base model). Some of the basic specs include 4-inch Retina screen with 1136×640 pixel resolution, 8MP rear camera, 1.2 front camera and Apple A6 processor.

 

Apple iPhone 6

5838550cv11dApple iPhone 6 was launched in 2014 at a starting price of Rs 62,000. According to IHS Markit, the smartphone’s manufacturing cost was around $211.50. It was sold for $649, $749 and $849 for 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage variants. Its key specifications are 4.7-inch Retina display with 1334×750 pixel resolution, Apple A8 processor, 8MP rear iSight camera, 1.2MP front-facing camera and better battery.

 

Apple iPhone 6S

imageApple iPhone 6S made its debut in 2015 and was priced at Rs 62,000 (base price). IHS Markit estimates its manufacturing cost as $211.50. The handset was launched at $649 (base model). Some of the key specs included are Apple A9 processor, 4.7-inch Retina display with 1334×750 pixel resolution, 12MP rear iSight camera and 5MP front-facing camera.

 

Apple iPhone 7

imageApple iPhone 7 was launched in 2016 at a starting price of Rs 60,000. According to IHS Markit, the smartphone’s manufacturing cost was around $224.80. It was sold for $649 (base model). Its key specifications are 4.7-inch Retina display with 1334×750 pixel resolution, Apple A10 processor, 12MP rear iSight camera, 7MP front-facing camera and better battery.

 

Apple iPhone 8

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Apple iPhone 8 was launched in 2017 and is priced at Rs 64,000 (base price). IHS Markit estimates its manufacturing cost as $247.51. The handset was launched at $699 (base model). Some of the key specs included are Apple A11 processor, 4.7-inch Retina display with 1334×750 pixel resolution, 12MP rear iSight camera and 7MP front-facing camera.

 

 

 

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

produk5141709271224242iphone-8-plus-jakarta-black-bApple iPhone 8 Plus came this year and is priced at Rs 73,000 (base price). IHS Markit estimates its manufacturing cost as $295.44. The handset was launched at $799 (base model). Some of the key specs included are Apple A11 processor, 5.5-inch Retina display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution, 12MP rear wide and telephoto camera along with 7MP front-facing camera and wireless charging.

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