Read this before you buy. You will causing denture in your pocket :)
The iPhone 6 costs Apple between $US200 and $US247 to build, giving the company a profit margin of 69 per cent for the entry-level model sold in the US, according to a teardown analysis.
The teardown, executed by research firm IHS and shared with Re/code, is based on an analysis of the parts used in each model and an estimate of the labour involved ($US4 to $US4.50 for each device.)
IHS found the costs range from $US200 ($225) to $US247 ($278) for iPhone 6 models that sell in the US for $US649 and $US849 without a contract. The more expensive models sport 128 GB of storage space, netting Apple a slightly higher margin.
Considering the prices of the phones in Australia, Apple stands to earn even higher profits here. Taking the cheapest iPhone 6 costing $869 and factoring in IHS's manufacturing cost of $225, it points to a 74.1 per cent profit margin - or a 286 per cent mark-up.
Costs for the iPhone 6 Plus run from $US216 ($243) to $US263 ($296) for models that sell for $US749 and $US949 without a contract. The model would earn Apple a profit margin of 76.7 per cent in Australia on the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus - or a 329 per cent mark-up.
The analysis doesn't take into account other costs involved, including advertising, marketing and distribution.
As Re/code reports, Apple has improved its profit margin for its phones. While the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5S both provided the same margin of around 69 per cent int he US, the first iPhone in 2007 gave Apple a 55 per cent margin.
The combined display and touchscreen take up much of the material cost. The iPhone 6's screen costs Apple $US45 and the iPhone 6 Plus' screen costs $US52.50, the analysis shows.
In April, IHS reported that a Samsung Galaxy S5 with 32GB costs the company $US251.52 ($283). That phone sells for $US599 and in Australia for $849 giving Samsung a margin of around 58 per cent, and 67.4 per cent respectively. The Moto X costs $US226.
While a margin of 69 per cent is very healthy, a pair of $US300 Beats headphones from Apple cost anywhere from $US14 to $US40 to produce, generating a margin ranging from 87 per cent to 95 per cent for the company.
Anonymous, 23 Sep 2014I will still go for an iphone as the features you mentioned don't bother mewho cares about IR in 2014? I have air gestures on my Samsung tv and don't use them they are a gimmick much like most android features I have fully dropped my 5s in water and it was fine without any damage whatsoever. samsungs are gimmicky and rubbish
Anonymous, 24 Sep 2014lol your in a old timers would all young ppl have got iphones wake up I now iphones suck i go this phone octa core 1.7 gigahertz 2g ram and its cheap $300
heres the link http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=6217
your mad if you buy this phone. there just giving you a bit more. wait till 6s
Sindroid, 23 Sep 2014Is not just the phones.. take a look at the 13" Macbook Pro.. They still running museum-i... morespecs isnt everything. apple proves that. even their dual core processor is faster then all the octa cores :-/
What I understand : High specs are needed for Android OS to work or it will eventually get lags like all the times. Apple doesn't need to participate on specs war since iOS works great with what provided by Apple. (These are based on my own experience.)
What I don't : Cost can be reduced due to low on specs but why is it so expensive???? (±$100 just to get extra storage capacity. That's just insane!)
I'm not seeking for answers. Just sharing my opinion. Whatever the reasons are, 10millions (and counting) people have already bought it anyway...
i don't understand why people want to buy this phone, i guess its some sort of a social status, if you're a smart buyer, you'll see that the specs of this phone is nothing compared to a flagship android device half this phone's price.. I've previously owned an iphone..i must say I'm not satisfied with it's durability.
dont buy iphone 5s,in india,iphone 5s 32gb 60,000,iphone 6 64gb unlocked 55,000 in us.iphone 6 plus is bending in pocket
Sindroid, 23 Sep 2014Is not just the phones.. take a look at the 13" Macbook Pro.. They still running museum-i... moreWhile i agree the dual core in MBP13 is old.. ivy bridge era.
Dual Core is in no way ancient!
Windows Surface pro 3 even the i7 variant is dual core. All low powered laptops uses dual cores. Macbook air, Windows's Ultrabooks is also dual core.
Its only the die size gets smaller and more efficient. And they can cramp more transistors into a given space. The number of transistors is what matters..
Unless you telling me you are transcoding videos / audio.. on a small tiny 5 inch device with limiting storage.. then i can say good for you to have octa core. Else the number of cores are there to hide the shame they are using outdated cores!!
Each year, Apple tops the architecture when it comes to cpu cores. When iPhone 5 is using Cortex-A15s.. Note2 was using Cortex-A9s.. always using the weaker one.. Thats why you see dual core beating the daylights of quad core.
My new iphone 6 will not automatically turn on to available wifi and even when on prompts for use of cellular data . my data usage in the past few days is double what i have paid for all previous data usage.. very confusing missing my driod