New 5G iPhone 12 Pro Costs Apple an Estimated $406 to Manufacturer [Report]

New 5G iPhone 12 Pro Costs Apple an Estimated $406 to Manufacturer [Report]

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It costs Apple an estimated $406 to manufacture the new 5G iPhone 12 Pro, according to a recent teardown analysis by Nikkei and Tokyo-based research specialist Fomalhaut Techno Solutions.

The cost of the high-end iPhone 12 Pro is $406, of which South Korean and U.S. components account for 26.8% and 21.9% by value, respectively, according to Fomalhaut. Compared with the iPhone 11, which featured an LCD display and went on sale last fall, the South Korean share jumped 9.1 percentage points, while the figure for U.S. parts dropped 3.9 points.

New 5G iPhone 12 Pro Costs Apple an Estimated $406 to Manufacturer [Report]

The report highlights Samsung as a key supplier of OLED components and memory chips and Sony as the key supplier for CMOS image sensors priced at around $5.40 to $7.40 each. The iPhone 12 adopted Murata Manufacturing's laminated ceramic condenser and Taiyo Yuden's power inductor.

Nikkei notes that the phone is equipped with more than 1,600 passive parts observable on the circuit board. Battery cells are supplied by Amperex Technology Ltd. (ATL), a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Japan's TDK.

Although Chinese components account for less than 5% of the total by value, Apple outsources most iPhone assembly to plants in China.

More details in the full report linked below.

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New 5G iPhone 12 Pro Costs Apple an Estimated $406 to Manufacturer [Report]

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