iPhone 8 Plus cameras cost Apple $32.50 in parts, analysts estimate ...

MICHAEL ZHANG, PETAPIXEL:

If you think the $799 iPhone 8 Plus’ photo quality is impressive, get this: the camera modules are estimated to cost just $32.50 in materials.

The market research firm IHS Markit did a teardown of the iPhone 8 Plus and estimates that the phone has a bill of materials (BOM) cost (including $7.36 in basic manufacturing) of $295.44. By comparison, the iPhone 7 Plus had an estimated total cost of $270.88 and retailed for $769.

If the iPhone 8 Plus’ dual camera modules cost $32.50, then that means they constitute about 11% of the phone’s total cost.

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