Fomalhaut Techno Solutions and Nikkei tear apart the flagship smartphone iPhone 14 Pro Max in order to determine the cost of all components
What is known
Apple's manufacturing costs rose by$60 compared to iPhone 13 Pro Max. Thus, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has become the most expensive smartphone in the history of the series. At the same time, the Nikkei edition notes that since 2018, the cost of components for premium models has fluctuated in the range of $400-450.
The most expensive component in the iPhone 14 Pro Maxturned out to be an Apple A16 Bionic processor. It costs $110. Compared to the A15 Bionic, the cost of a single-chip system has more than doubled. The image sensors of the main camera have risen in price by one and a half times.
Almost a third (32.4%) of the components are suppliedAmerican companies, while in the iPhone 13 Pro Max their share was less than a quarter (22.6%). The top three includes South Korean (24.8%) and Japanese (10.9%) components. Although compared to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, their shares decreased by 5.6% and 3.6%, respectively.