Last week, the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus officially went on sale in the United States and around the world. Starting at $649, Apple's new smartphone isn't exactly a bargain, but it does pack a lot of technology and, according tosome performance benchmarks, it's more powerful than many PCs.
So we know how much we have to pay for an iPhone 7, but how much does it cost Apple to produce it? A lot less. According to estimates by IHS, the material and manufacturing costs (excluding other expenses such as R&D and marketing costs) of the cheapest iPhone 7 amount to $224.80. While that may not sound like a lot, it is till the most expensive standard-sized iPhone Apple has ever made, as our chart illustrates.
This chart compares the iPhone 7's estimated manufacturing costs with those of its predecessors.