The iPhone 14 series had only recently been introduced by Apple. And now, a fresh investigation has uncovered some intriguing information about its manufacturing, which is reportedly 20% more expensive than its predecessor.
Apparently, the new iPhone 14 models cost 20% more to produce than the iPhone 13 series, according to a Nikkei Asia article. Additionally, a thorough breakdown of the production expenses for each model was included in this report. For instance, the most expensive iPhone 14 Pro Max costs about 501 US Dollars to produce. This costs more to produce than the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which has a price tag of 461 US dollars.
According to reports, the new A16 Bionic chipset, which retails for 110 US Dollars by itself, is the main cause of this price increase. According to Nikkei, since the Pro Max iPhone model was first introduced in 2018, production costs have regularly ranged from 400 to 450 US dollars. In other words, the Cupertino-based company is experiencing higher production costs even though the prices have not increased compared to the prior generation. In essence, this indicates that it is prepared to sacrifice profits.
According to the report, the new A16 Bionic chipset is 2.4 times more expensive than the A15 chip from the prior year. The addition of the new Sony CMOS sensors has also increased the cost. With a production bill of 15 US Dollars, these new sensors are around 30 percent larger in size and about 50 percent more expensive than the sensors from last year. It’s interesting to note that a third of the Apple iPhone 14 lineup comes from US-based businesses, and component prices have increased overall by about 10%.