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iPhone 13 Pro costs Apple $21 more to build than iPhone 12 Pro, study finds

Build costs for Apple latest iPhone 13 Pro are slightly higher than those for last year’s iPhone 12 Pro, according to new research, with steeper prices for the new handset’s A-series processor, NAND flash memory and display subsystem listed as major contributors to the price hike.Computer hardware specialist Techinsights conducted a teardown and cost analysis of iPhone 13 Pro and estimates build costs for the handset to come in at $570, assumedly for a base model with 128GB of storage. That figure is $21.50 higher than the firm’s estimates for iPhone 12 Pro.As expected, new components and systems in iPhone 13 Pro account for a bulk of the build costs as assigned by Techinsights. Singled out in today’s report are the A15 Bionic processor, rear-facing camera sensors, repackaged and redesigned TrueDepth array, and ProMotion display. On the latter, the display subsystem is said to carry a higher estimated cost, though the LTPO panel itself might also be more expensive than the OLED used on iPhone 13. Read more…
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