It is no secret that Apple iPhone 12 costs substantially more than its predecessor iPhone 11 but do we know why? According to a recent report by Counterpoint Research, the iPhone 12’s Bill of Materials (BOM) total comes to $431 (Rs 31,650 approx.). The reason for this is Apple’s use of newer parts, including the 5G-components and the new A14 Bionic chipset.
“Assuming a 38% mmWave mix, the blended materials cost for the iPhone 12 with 128GB NAND flash is nearly $415, a 21% increase over its predecessor. Application processor, 5G baseband, display and 5G RF components represent the major areas of the cost increase,” the Counterpoint Research report read