As we all know iPhone 7 has hit the market and the prices are out. The iPhone has become one of the most popular cameras in the world, but the actual components that go into the iPhone’s camera don’t cost very much (materials-wise). The actual manufacturing of the component doesn’t even cost 90% of the cost paid by buyers.
iPhone 7 Camera Cost:
The camera of the iPhone 7 variant, which is priced at Rs 60,000 in India, costs the company only Rs 1,740 per unit to make. The price represents just 9.5% of the cost of materials for the entire phone.
The statistics are presented by the analyst firm Chipworks, which just published the report of ‘Apple iPhone 7 Teardown‘. “Cameras have become such an important feature of any smartphone, and maybe even more so for the iPhones, Samsung Galaxy phones,” Chipworks wrote.
As per the Chipworks analysis, Apple spends around 18,500 rupees on every unit of iPhone 7, whose market value starts from minimum 60,000 rupees.
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iPhone 7 camera Features:
The Apple iPhone 7 sports a 12 MP iSight camera with 6-element lens, f/1.8 aperture, High-speed Sensor (60% faster, 30% efficient), support for 4K video recording and quad LED two-tone flash. On the other hand, the iPhone 7 Plus has dual 12MP rear cameras one wide-angle with f/1.8 aperture and a telephoto lens with a f/2.8 aperture for new depth-of-field and has OIS along with Quad-LED True Tone flash.
iPhone Material Break-Up:
iPhone camera costs Rs. 1740, while the battery costs Rs 270, the touchscreen costs Rs 2,475, and the memory and storage cost about Rs 2,540. Notably, over 90% of smartphone owners use their devices as cameras.